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"All we know is still infinitely less than all that remains unknown."
"There are three sexesmen, women, and clergymen."
"For every credibility gap there is a gullibility gap."
"His Majesty does not know what the band has just played, but it is never to be played again."
King George V
, on Richard Strauss' "Elektra"
"The subject itself is of no account; what matters is the way it is presented."
"I wasn't really naked. I simply didn't have any clothes on."
"He who accepts the unaltered philosophy of another is as ludicrous as he who dons his neighbor's hat, and infinitely more ridiculous."
"Sex is currency. What's the use of being beautiful if you can't profit from it?"
Lili St. Cyr
"In the fight between you and the world, back the world."
"Nobody saves America by sniffing cocaine,
Jiggling yr knees blankeyed in the rain,
When it snows in yr nose you catch cold in yr brain."
"A Druid in training must be a bard before he is a priest, for music is one of the keys to the laws of the universe."
Marion Zimmer Bradley
"No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won't start."
"Maybe the words that I say
is just another way to pray."
"When I heard him, I thought, if he can do that and get away with it, I can do it too."
English singer/songwriter (Mott the Hoople)
, on Sonny Bono
"In Japan, they named a sake after me."
US singer, bassist
"We have only one person to blame, and that's each other."
Canadian hockey player (NY Rangers)
, on who started a brawl during Stanley Cup playoffs
"It often happens that I wake at night and begin to think about a serious problem and decide I must tell the pope about it. Then I wake up completely and remember that I am the pope!"
Pope John XXIII
"The erogenous zone is always shifting, and it is the business of fashion to pursue it, without ever catching it up."
English fashion designer, critic
"If one permits an infidel to continue in his role as a corrupter of the earth, his moral suffering will be all the worse. If one kills the infidel, and this stops him from perpetrating his misdeeds, his death will be a blessing to him."
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
Irani religious leader
"The British tourist is always happy abroad as long as the natives are waiters."
"For those who missed it the first time, this is your golden opportunity; you can miss it again."