Quotes by August Wilson

. . . what happened, of course, was that I was writing a play set in the 1940’s that was supposed to be somehow representative of black American life, and I didn’t have any women in there. And I knew that wasn’t going to work.  A novelist writes a novel, and people read it. But … Read more

Quotes by Jean Ziegler

1 billion people are permanently and seriously malnourished. Every five seconds, a child dies.  A child who dies from hunger is a murdered child.  Agrofuel is a crime against humanity and I believe there should be a moratorium put in place until there is some way to eradicate the many problems it creates.  I’m against … Read more

Quotes by Jack Lynch

A fan is someone who, if you have made an idiot of yourself on the pitch, doesn’t think you’ve done a permanent job.  Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs.  It is obvious that the RUC … Read more

Quotes by Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach

I would rather be a devil in alliance with truth, than an angel in alliance with falsehood.  If therefore my work is negative, irreligious, atheistic, let it be remembered that atheism – at least in the sense of this work – is the secret of religion itself; that religion itself, not indeed on the surface, … Read more

Quotes by Elizabeth Taylor

Judaism had absolutely nothing to do with my past marriage to Mike [Todd] or my upcoming marriage to Eddie Fisher, both of whom were Jewish. It was something I had wanted to do for a long time.  I’ve come through things that would have felled an ox. That fills me with optimism, not just for … Read more