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"Some said, John, print it; others said, Not so:
Some said, It might do good; others said, no."
English writer, minister
, Apology, The Pilgrim's Progress
"Any healthy man can go without food for two days, but not without poetry."
"If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men."
Dr. Maria Montessori
"God granted me the privilege of knowing the brilliant works of our time before they left the hands of their creators. And if I was allowed to assist these knights for a while, then my existence is justified and blessed!"
Alma Schindler Mahler Kokoschka Gropius Werfel
(was married to Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius, and Franz Werfel; had affairs with Oskar Kokoschka, Gustav Klimt, Arnold Schoenberg, Gerhart Hauptman, Alban Berg, Enrico Caruso, Alexander Zemlinksy, Johannes Hollnsteiner, among others)
"I'm proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing isI could be just as proud for half the money."
"I've had a few arguments with people, but I never carry a grudge. You know why? While you're carrying a grudge, they're out dancing."
"You don't have to teach people how to be human. You have to teach them how to stop being inhuman."
"Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag."
"I am driven, even though I don't drive."
"It is easier to get an actor to be a cowboy than to get a cowboy to be an actor."
"In my opinion, everything, every shape, every bit of natural form, animals, people, pebbles, shells, anything you like are all things that can help you to make a sculpture."
"The sunset caught me, turned the brush to copper,
set the clouds
to one great roof of flame
above the earth."
"Seemed to me that drumming was the best way to get close to God."
US jazz great