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"There is no middle course between the throne and the scaffold."
King Charles X
"The person of intellect is lost unless they unite with energy of character. When we have the lantern of Diogenese we must also have his staff."
US Senator (MI)
"One shouldn't be afraid of the humans. Well, I am not afraid of the humans, but of what is inhuman in them."
"The atmosphere at the BBC was like going back to school; you have to behave yourself, and everything's got to be prim and proper."
English bassist, singer, songwriter
"In our country are evangelists and zealots of many different political, economic and religious persuasions whose fanatical conviction is that all thought is divinely classified into two kinds-that which is their own and that which is false and dangerous."
Robert H. Jackson
US Supreme Court
(see other Supreme Court justices)
"God has no intention of setting a limit to the efforts of man to conquer space."
Pope Pius XII
Italian religious leader
"When you have the intuition that there is something which is there, but out of the reach of your physical world, art and religion are the only means to get to it."
Guillermo del Toro
(not related to Benicio del Toro)
"A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short."
"The fundamental principle is that no battle, combat, or skirmish is to be fought unless it will be won."
"When I meet a beautiful girl, the first thing I say is 'will you marry me?'. The second thing I say is, 'how do you do?'"
English heir, married 13 times, to 11 women
"Why take a trip on acid when you can read the bible?"
P. J. Harvey
English singer, songwriter
"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time."
(daughter of Sigmund)
"A man's home may seem to be his castle on the outside; inside, it is more often his nursery."
Clare Boothe Luce
(was married to Henry R. Luce)
"It's intoxicating for a man to be waited on. Combine this with very, very skillful sex, and that will get them."
"Me no Leica."
US theatre critic
, reviewing John Van Druten's "I Am a Camera"
"I've never been to a shrink, so I can't explain my compulsion on psychological grounds, the idea just suddenly popped into my head and took over."
, on his choice of career
"The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible."
US writer, critic