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"I am, indeed, a king, for I know how to rule myself."
"Poets that lasting marble seek
Must carve in Latin or in Greek."
"Swans sing before they die'twere no bad thing
should certain persons die before they sing."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf, to make an apple-pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street, pops its head into the shop. `What! no soap?' So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber."
English actor, playwright
"The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs."
Alphonse de Lamartine
"Something must be left to chance; nothing is sure in a sea fight beyond all others."
English naval commander
"Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age."
"I've learned any fool can write a bad ad, but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one."
US advertising maven
"Biographical history, as taught in our public schools, is still largely a history of boneheads: ridiculous kings and queens, paranoid political leaders, compulsive voyagers, ignorant generalsthe flotsam and jetsam of historical currents. The men who radically altered history, the great scientists and mathematicians, are seldom mentioned, if at all."
US scientist, mathematician, calligrapher
"I don't care too much about music. What I like is sounds."
"What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?"
Ursula K. LeGuin
"Rock'n'roll is so great that everyone in the world should think it's the greatest thing that's happening. If they don't, they're turds."
US singer (Cramps)
(was married to Poison Ivy Rorschach)
"It's like what Yogi saidwhat *did* Yogi say?"
US baseball player (White Sox)
"You can't teach the old maestro a new tune."
"I have always preferred the reflect of the life to life itself."