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I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt…it was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the ’50s. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. She told him – and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status – that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.

Ella Fitzgerald

In football we always said that the other team couldn't beat us. We had to be sure that we didn't beat ourselves. And that's what people have to do, too--make sure they don't beat themselves... uou'll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime. As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face. Never.

Woody Hayes

I thought I'd host an end of the world party, but the media might take it seriously.

Stephen Hawking, on the activation of the Large Hadron Collider

When people are screaming and roaring and shouting, the humbling thing is to realize it's not really for the band or artist on the stage. It's for their connection with the songs. A song just can own you... I think that's why concerts are so powerful. If that song is such a part of your life, and you hear it, it's too much almost.


Painting is stronger than I am - It makes me do what ever it wants.

Pablo Picasso

Democracy may not be perfect, but at least I don't have to build a wall to keep my people in.

John F. Kennedy

This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

Winston Churchill

It just seem like musicians want to sell a few records and put out a perfume line, and I think it's so sad that there are so many musicians who don't want to change the world... Music has been so much more.

Moby (Richard Melville Hall)

(contributed by Christian)

Prefiero morir en pies que viviendo en rodillas. (I would rather die on my feet than continue living on my knees.)

Emiliano Zapata, 1879-1919

(contributed by Mr. Brad)

I've never understood that if you get shot down, why that makes you a hero. The guys that didn't are the fellows who were doing the good flying.

George Bush

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between does what he wants to do.

Bob Dylan

Show me someone who never gossips and I'll show you someone who isn't interested in people.

Barbara Walters

I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate.

George Burns

We lost the war the day we failed to raise the Ukrainian flag over the cathedral in Kiev, that day was when the Ukrainians lost their hope and faith in the third Reich as the liberators I intended!

Field-Marshal Heinz Guderian

A little rebellion every now and then is a good thing.

Thomas Jefferson

(contributed by Matt Sharples)

I was Europe's last chance.

Adolf Hitler
S.Haffner, Notes on Hitler

(contributed by Magnus)

When a ball drops from heaven and it is then struck by a god then there is no more to say.

Marca, on Zinedine Zidane

A cigarette is the perfect type of Perfect Pleasure. It is exquisite and leaves one unsatisfied.

Oscar Wilde

(contributed by Ian Cornelius Lai)

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.

A. Whitney Brown

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right.

Isaac Asimov

You can kill a thousand; you can bring an end to life; you cannot kill an idea.

Acting Israeli Prime Minister, Shimon Peres on the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin

Sex without love is an empty experience, but, as empty experiences go, it's one of the best.

Woody Allen

Insofar as the laws of mathematics are certain, they do not refer to reality; and insofar as they refer to reality, they are not certain.

Albert Einstein

Only presidents, editors and people with tapeworm have the right to use the editorial 'we'.

Mark Twain

Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation... the other eight are unimportant.

Henry Miller

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Mark Twain

A man sits with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems shorter than a minute. But tell that same man to sit on a hot stove for a minute, it is longer than any hour. That's relativity.

Albert Einstein

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.

John Lennon

The Lord God is subtle, but malicious he is not.

Albert Einstein

I always get what I want because I always want what I get.

Tim Bischoff

If you suck on a tit the movie gets an R rating. If you hack the tit off with an axe it will be PG.

Jack Nicholson

A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.

Samuel Johnson

I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don't believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn't want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I'm not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn't know how to return the treatment.

Malcolm X

The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.

Joseph Addison

Nothing endures but change.


Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.

Lord Kelvin

Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible.

Simon Newcomb, 1902, eighteen months before Kitty Hawk

The aeroplane will never fly.

Lord Haldane, Minister of War, Britain, 1907, four years after Kitty Hawk

And then, the Earth being small, mankind will migrate into space, and will cross the airless Saharas which separate planet from planet and sun from sun. The Earth will become a Holy Land which will be visited by pilgrims from all the quarters of the Universe. Finally, men will master the forces of Nature; they will become themselves architects of systems, manufacturers of worlds.

Winwood Reade
The Matrydom of Man

You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a bon-fire under her deck... I have no time for such nonsense.

Napoleon, commenting on Fulton's Steamship

I had the ambition to not only go farther than man had gone before, but to go as far as it was possible to go.

Captain Cook, on his voyage to the Pacific in Endeavor

The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein

Taking a new step... is what people fear most.


In the long run men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they may fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.

Henry David Thoreau

A reflection of my feelings about the space program is found in a quotation from Charles A. Lindbergh's "Autobiography of Values." It reads, "Whether outwardly or inwardly, whether in space or time, the farther we penetrate the unknown, the vaster and more marvelous it becomes."

Robert Wise, Director of Star Trek

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

Winston Churchill

There are only two types of people on this beach: those who are dead, and those who are about to die.

The Longest Day

Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D.

We came in peace for all mankind.

Apollo 11 plaque left on Moon

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.

Isaac Newton

This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.

Al Capone