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"Where there's music, there can be no evil."
Miguel de Cervantes
Spanish writer (never heard Kenny G.)
"I have always been a quarter of an hour before my time, and it has made a man of me."
English naval commander
"I'll not listen to reason. Reason always means what someone else has got to say."
"Every peasant has a lawyer inside him, just as every lawyer, no matter how urbane he may be, carries a peasant within
Miguel de Unamuno Y Jugo
"Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.
(LTR with Hannah Arendt)
"Every man has three charactersthat which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has."
"If I could remember the names of all these particles, I'd be a botanist."
"Actors like him are good but on the whole I do not enjoy actors who seek to commune with their armpits, so to speak."
, on Marlon Brando
"These great turning-days of life cast no shadow before, slip by unconsciously. Only a trifle, a little turn of the rudder, and the ship goes to heaven or hell."
Rebecca Harding Davis
"You don't know a ladder has splinters until you slide down it."
US football coach
"She lies! No girl could get that much dirt on her knees in only eighteen years."
(mother of Constance)
, doubting the age, among other things, of a chorus girl
"If I'm going to hell, I'm going there playing the piano."
Jerry Lee Lewis
US singer, pianist, Killer
"I must tell you that the supply of words on the world market is plentiful, but the demand is falling."
"In the early days all I hoped was to make a living out of what I did best. But since there's no real market for masturbation, I had to fall back on my bass playing abilities."
US bassist (Primus)
"I live with the people I create and it has always made my essential loneliness less keen."
"It is already possible to imagine a society in which the majority of the population, that is to say, its laborers, will have almost as much leisure as in earlier times was enjoyed by the aristocracy. When one recalls how aristocracies in the past actually behaved, the prospect is not cheerful."
W. H. Auden
"A lot of people my age are dead at the present time."
US baseball great
"If someone had told me I would be Pope one day, I would have studied harder."
Pope John Paul I
"Atheists have an excellent longevity record because we have no place to go after we die, so we take good care of ourselves and our world while we are here."
Dr. Madalyn Murray O'Hair
"The Virgin Mary… We have a whole religion based on a woman who really stuck to her story."