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"Patience is the key to contentment."
Arabian religious leader
"The United States of America will sound as pompously in the world or in history as The Kingdom of Great Britain."
US author, founding father, patriot
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of."
"The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves."
"I pant for retirement and leisure, but am doomed to inexpressible and almost unsupportable hurry."
Sarah Kemble Siddons
"Dogmatism is puppyism come to its full growth."
"Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles."
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius."
"Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well."
James Freeman Clarke
"A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print."
"We presuppose two things: that there is yet to be learned infinitely more than is now known, and that man can learn it."
John W. Campbell, Jr.
"As if we don't have enough violence on television."
US first lady (41)
(mother of dubya; see other US First Ladies)
, on hubby George accidentally hitting two spectators with golf balls
"The greatest joy in nature is the absence of man."
"There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot."
US cartoonist (Dilbert)
"Rock'n'roll all goes back to R & B, but to me it's not very relevant. Kraftwerk is much more relevant."
English keyboardist (Duran Duran)
"A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting."
"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?"
US baseball player