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"My present post amounts to about 700 thaler, and when there are rather more funerals than usual, the fees rise in proportion; but when a healthy wind blows, they fall accordingly..."
Johann Sebastian Bach
"Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality."
English writer (Peter Rabbit)
"Anything is art if the artist says it is."
"There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army."
"I have no patience with women who measure and weigh their love like a country doctor dispensing capsules. If a man is worth loving at all, he is worth loving generously, even recklessly."
"Minutus cantorum, minutus balorum, minutus carborata descendum pantorum (A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants)."
US comic, actor
"Lord no, I don't make THAT much money."
US cartoonist (Garfield)
(also see Jim Davis the actor)
, on whether he owns a cat like Garfield
"Any time Detroit scores more than a hundred points and holds the other team below a hundred points, they almost always win."
US basketball coach
"The only problem I really have in the outfield is with fly balls."
Puerto Rican baseball player
"My favorite thing is to go where I've never been."
"Polling is merely an instrument for gauging public opinion. When a president or any other leader pays attention to poll results, he is, in effect, paying attention to the views of the people. Any other interpretation is nonsense."
Dr. George H. Gallup
"Hollywood to me is a civilization easily as complex, fascinating, and mysterious as ancient Egypt."