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"If there be some who, though ignorant of all mathematics, dare to reprove this work, because of some passage of Scripture, which they have miserably warped to their purpose, I regard them not, and even despise their rash judgement."
"An ugly baby is a very nasty object, and the prettiest is frightful when undressed."
Queen of England
Henry Clay, House Speaker (on a narrow sidewalk): "I, sir, do not step aside for a scoundrel."
John Randolph, stepping aside: "On the other hand, I always do."
US congressman (VA)
"The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst."
Harry Emerson Fosdick
US Baptist clergy
"Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation."
William Lloyd Garrison
"Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church or robbing a bank, but never to being bores."
US writer, hostess
"You can't look forward and backward at the same time."
US mayor (Detroit)
"Everywhere I go I see increasing evidence of people swirling about in a human cesspit of their own making."
English police officer
"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them."
"Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges."
"I write science fiction every day at work, and each story begins with the phrase 'this software is easy to use.'"
US writer and friend of the quotekeeper
"Yes, oncemany, many years ago. I thought I had made a wrong decision. Of course, it turned out that I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought that I was wrong."
John Foster Dulles
US Secretary of State
"Occasionally, you read scripts and, well, there you are on the page."
Kristin Scott Thomas
"I love that people can't place me. They don't know my name. That's 'mission accomplished' in my world."
John C. Reilly
"I merely took the energy it takes to paint and wrote some blues."
"Really, sex and laughter do go very well together, and I wonderedand I still dowhich is more important."
"I belong to Bridegrooms Anonymous. Whenever I feel like getting married, they send over a lady in a housecoat and hair curlers to burn my toast for me."