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"Innovations never happen as planned."
"Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall never have a beginning."
John Henry Newman
"People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents."
Scottish-US industrialist, philanthropist
"Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you."
US writer (Roots)
"Lorenzo believes in taking a big bite out of life."
(was married to Fernando Lamas)
, on her son Lorenzo Lamas
"Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested on."
"An unalterable and unquestioned law of the musical world required that the German text of French operas sung by Swedish artists should be translated into Italian for the clearer understanding of English-speaking audiences."
"Skill is successfully walking a tightrope between the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center. Intelligence is not trying."
Marilyn vos Savant
"Is 'Giants' the first one-word oxymoron?"
, on the San Francisco baseball team
"Don't worry meI am an eight ulcer man on four ulcer pay."
Stephen T. Early
"Bums are the well-to-do of this day. They didn't have as far to fall."
"I would not have gotten [to Congress] if I had not been as persistent as a hound dog worrying a bone."
US Representative (ID)
"In all recorded history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from."
Alfred A. Knopf
"Television is rather a frightening business. But I get all the relaxation I want from my collection of model soldiers."