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"One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie."
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
"Every law is an infraction of liberty."
"Perhaps the most lasting pleasure in life is the pleasure of not going to church."
William Ralph Inge
"Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale."
Robert Falcon Scott
, on his doomed Antarctic expedition
"A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth."
"The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that there are so many answers."
"Cherish your wilderness."
"I believe some people are just too damn smart to write fiction."
"Being considerate of others will take you and your children further in life than any college or professional degree."
Marian Wright Edelman
US social reformer
"New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time."
"I guess a drag queen's like an oil painting: you gotta stand back from it to get the full effect."
US actor, playwright
"On one side you have book burners, Congressional wives and Pat Robertson. On the other side, you have vulgar comedians, foul-mouthed rap groups and Dennis Hopperall your choices should be so easy."
US comic, actor
"The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong."
"I truly believe that God has healed me, and one day the doctors will say to me ‘You can stop the medication now because you are healed’."
Clare Marie Bowe
English daughter of friend of the quotekeeper
"The meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights."
J. Paul Getty
"The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they're too old to do it."
(was married to Mel Brooks)