No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.
MY FAVOURITE . . .
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
A teaspoonful of semen contains the same amount of protein as the white of one egg. However, the consumption of semen can be much more fun.
Dr Miriam Stoppard
I’m going to go into the bedroom and put on my new pyjamas and, in a minute, you can come in and take them off.
Mary in the film About Time
I only have one prejudice, and that is against those who are prejudiced.
What rubbish anyway, he thought with scorn, an all-powerful god that was everywhere at once yet nowhere to be seen. These grunts believe anything, he thought with distaste.
Howard Loring: Beyond the Elastic Limit
Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings.
Mr Cameron tells us he stands with Israel. I stand with human dignity, the right to self determination, and respect for international law. Sadly, this is the critical distinction on which we appear to disagree entirely.
Juliana Farha: On ‘Important Distinctions’ and An Open Letter to the Prime Minister
“We trained hard—but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we were reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while actually producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.”
Gaius Petronius Arbiter