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"What reason, like the careful ant, draws laboriously together, the wind of accident sometimes collects in a moment."
Friedrich von Schiller
"When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt."
Henry J. Kaiser
"Great men are rarely isolated mountain-peaks; they are the summits of ranges."
Thomas W. Higginson
US writer, military, political activist
"A theory has only the alternative of being wrong. A model has a third possibilityit might be right but irrelevant."
"We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules."
English writer, actor
(Beyond the Fringe)
"One hell of an outlay for a very small return, with most of them."
English actor and parliament member
, on men
"A typical day in the life of a heavy metal musician consists of a round of golf and an AA meeting."
(was married to Christie Brinkley)
"It is only the amateur [gardener] like myself who becomes obsessed and rejoices with a sadistic pleasure in weeds that are big and bad enough to pull, and at last, almost forgetting the flowers altogether, turns into a Reformer."
Dame Freya Madeline Stark
French-born English writer
"The soundtrack, bless its sour heart, meanwhile thumps out THE BLUE DANUBE, to confer a little of the courtliness of bygone years on space."
, on the film 2001: A Space Odyssey
"Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers."
"Hair is another name for sex."