Famous Quotes & Quotations About Individuals:
A cold-blooded, calculating, unprincipled usurper, without a virtue; no statesman, knowing nothing of commerce, political economy, or civil government, and supplying ignorance by bold presumption.
~ Thomas Jefferson on Napoleon Bonaparte.
Albert Einstein, who discovered that a tiny amount of mass is equal to a huge amount of energy, which explains why, as Einstein himself so eloquently put it in a famous 1939 speech to the Physics Department at Princeton, "You have to exercise for a week to work off the thigh fat from a single Snickers."
~ Dave Barry.
Barack, he's talking down to black people. I want to cut his nuts off.
~ Jesse Jackson on Barack Obama.
Benito Mussolini is being put through the grinder of a television biography and the result resembles Italian sausage - of the spicy variety.
~ Author Unknown.
Don't ask me who my favourite monster was because I'm sick of saying Tom Baker.
~ Lalla Ward on Tom Baker.
Hitler destroyed the German university with design; we destroyed ours without.
~ Martin H. Fischer.
How did Bush go from being an alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world?
~ Oliver Stone on George W. Bush.
I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won’t.
~ Mark Twain.
I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.
~ J.M. Barrie.
My own reaction from a distance is that Pol Pot's demise as the leader of the Khmer Rouge was inevitable, and that his own paranoia did him in as much as anything else.
~ Sydney Schanberg.
Pol Pot carried out through the years enormous purges against his own followers because of his paranoia.
I strongly believe that at this point in America's history, we need a president that will not just continue basically the policies we have been following in recent years. I think we need a transformational figure. I think we need a president who is a generational change.
~ Colin Powell on Barack Obama.
I think Douglas was a real one-off. He was so clever and so intelligent and so well read in real science that he could make science fiction work as well as it did. And just such fun to have around, he was just such a lovely man.
~ Lalla Ward on Douglas Adams.
If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
~ Winston Churchill.
If only Hitler and Mussolini could have a good game of bowls once a week at Geneva, I feel that Europe would not be as troubled as it is.
~ R.G. Briscow.
Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford - but you'll take him anyway.
~ Judith Viorst, Redbook, 1975.
Mozart's music is like an X-ray of your soul - it shows what is there, and what isn't.
~ Isaac Stern.
Shakespeare knew the human mind, and its most minute and intimate workings, and he never introduces a word, or a thought, in vain or out of place; if we do not understand him, it is our own fault.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge on William Shakespeare.
She has a very big mouth. When I was kissing her, I was aware of a faint echo.
~ Hugh Grant on Julia Roberts.
She provokes a crazy enthusiasm, an enthusiasm of lust, lustful thoughts, impure thoughts.
~ Jorge Medina on Madonna.
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