I certainly have a fair few, I'm afraid.
"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings."
- Salvador Dali
"It's that iconic imagery of that sea of raised fists during a live performance. It's a symbol of unity and strength and at the same time there are elements of defiance and rebellion that are inherent in that raised fist symbol. It's just one of those iconic pieces of imagery from the life of rock 'n' roll."
- David Draiman
"The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof shit detector. This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it."
- Ernest Hemingway
"He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths."
- II Kings 2:24 (NIV)
"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it."
- C.S. Lewis
"I couldn't live a week without a private library - indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess."
- H.P. Lovecraft
"Total nonretention has kept my education from being a burden to me."
- Flannery O'Connor
"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."
- Ronald Reagan
"It is only by enlarging the scope of one’s tastes and one’s fantasies, by sacrificing everything to pleasure, that that unfortunate individual called man, thrown despite himself into this sad world, can succeed in gathering a few roses among life’s thorns."
- Marquis de Sade
"It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it's the parts that I do understand."
- Mark Twain
"I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses."
- William Makepeace Thackery