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"A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast, the less he knows it."
Scottish writer, minister
"They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse."
"I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results."
"On a sofa upholstered in panther skin
Mona did researches in original sin."
S. African-English writer
"I felt like a wonderful sandwich, a slice of white bread between two slices of ham."
, just glamour without the 'g', on working with Hope and Crosby in the "Road" movies
"Finishing schools are nicely adapted machines for experimenting on the question, 'Into how little space a human being can be crushed?' I have seen some souls so compressed that they would have fitted into a small thimble, and found room to move."
South African writer
"Happiness is a Chinese meal; sorrow is a nourishment forever."
"We ride through life on the beast within us. Beat the animal, but you can't make it think."
"One of these days in your travels, a guy is going to come up to you and show you a nice brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken, and this guy is going to offer to bet you that he can make the Jack of Spades jump out of the deck and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, do not bet this man, for as sure as you are standing there, you are going to end up with an earful of cider."
"I'm just a foul-mouthed Brit."
"It's not like being in a band is all that fun or anything."
US musician (Dinosaur, Jr.)
"The NRA is not pro-gun, they’re anti-varmint."
"Men have never been good, they are not good, they never will be good."
"October is a fine and dangerous season in America... a wonderful time to begin anything at all. You go to college, and every course in the catalogue looks wonderful."
"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."
Mark Van Doren
US writer, educator
"My girlfriend still doesn't know why her sweaters are always stretched out."
US director, writer
"One becomes more interested in a job of work after the first impulse to drop it has been overcome."
Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
US religious guy
"I occasionally play works by contemporary composers and for two reasons. First to discourage the composer from writing any more and secondly to remind myself how much I appreciate Beethoven."
Russia-born US violinist
"I love to play; a stage is a safe place for me to be. It's not that way for most folks, but I'd be lost without it."
Canadian bassist (The Band)
"Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game and stupid enough to think it's important."
US senator (MN), presidential candidate
"It's been a struggle for me because I had a chance to be white and refused."
US comic, actor
"Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood."