Manuel Puig

For someone who writes fiction, in order to activate the imagination and the unconscious, it's essential to be free.

Manuel Puig

Man cannot live by incompetence alone.

Charlotte Whitton

Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.

Mahatma Gandhi

I don't do faddy diets any more. I once did a no-carbs diet a few years ago but it made me depressed. I couldn't be doing with that!

Jennifer Ellison

C. Northcote Parkinson

A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.

C. Northcote Parkinson

Nicholas D. Kristof

There is an element of anger among women who've been raped. There's certainly a major element of humiliation. But it really does seem like a medical condition of shock and horror.

Nicholas D. Kristof

Bill Cosby

A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station.

Bill Cosby

Did you ever stop to think why cops are always famous for being dumb? Simple. Because they don't have to be anything else.

Orson Welles

Alain de Botton

I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage - which no previous society has ever believed.

Alain de Botton

Kary Mullis

Religion is inwardly focused and driven only to sustain itself.

Kary Mullis

Ambitious failure, magnificent failure, is a very good thing.

Guy Kawasaki

Claiborne Pell

The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people.

Claiborne Pell

I believe that government is the servant of the people and not their master.

David Rockefeller

Robin Wright Penn

If you're happy, if you're feeling good, then nothing else matters.

Robin Wright Penn

Tim Reid

How did we suddenly become entranced with gangster culture? I saw it this morning on campus. When did the black community say we should all look like criminals?

Tim Reid

Mother Teresa

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.

Mother Teresa

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

While we are postponing, life speeds by.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips.

Charles Dickens

Mark Twain

What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself.

Mark Twain

Peter Guber

Use state-of-the-heart technology online and offline to turn listeners into viral advocates and customers into raving fans.

Peter Guber

Henry David Thoreau

I have thought there was some advantage even in death, by which we mingle with the herd of common men.

Henry David Thoreau

My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning.

Huey Newton

Edmund Burke

Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.

Edmund Burke

Malcolm Turnbull

Do the bishops seriously imagine that legalising gay marriage will result in thousands of parties to heterosexual marriages suddenly deciding to get divorced so they can marry a person of the same sex?

Malcolm Turnbull

Good breeding differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the rights of others, rather than gracefully insists on its own rights.

Thomas Carlyle