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The manager pulled me aside on the Saturday morning and said that he will be the one deciding when I'm going to be retiring.
Roy Keane

A stale mind is the devil's breadbox.
Mary Bly

I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.
W B Yeats

Violence and smut are of course everywhere on the airwaves. You cannot turn on your television without seeing them, although sometimes you have to hunt around.
Dave Barry

Can ye fathom the ocean, dark and deep, where the mighty waves and the grandeur sweep?
Fanny Crosby

Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.
Sydney Harris

We're just going to concentrate on what we've always done, which is to create the best possible online directory, adding content and other features along the way when it makes sense.
Jerry Yang

The great desire of this age is for a doctrine which may serve to condense our knowledge, guide our researches, and shape our lives, so that conduct may really be the consequence of belief
G H Lewes

It's something I decided from the very beginning I would never do - nudity.
Claudia Schiffer

As Eric Dolphy said "Once you play the music, it's in the air. It's gone". And that's true. But when you record it, it comes back to haunt you sometimes.
John Abercrombie

I am just an ordinary primary school teacher. I went out there to have a bit of an adventure and got more of an adventure than I bargained for.
Gillian Gibbons

For many sportsmen, coming face to face with irrefutable evidence of their mortality is the moment they dread above all others.
Ian Botham

Heroes know that things must happen when it is time for them to happen.
Peter S Beagle

A habit is something you can do without thinking - which is why most of us have so many of them.
Frank A Clark

Some folks are wise, and some are otherwise. (Roderick Random)
Tobias Smollett

A church debt is the devil's salary.
Henry Ward Beecher

What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.
Robert G Ingersoll

The street was as black as a tunnel.
George Warwick Deeping

The game of cricket is no joke
To us who neither drink or smoke
Games are won and runs are made
By girls who stick to lemonade.
Nat Gubbins

The BBC were not playing the music that was happening on the street so we did an independent production because we knew we had an audience.
Georgie Fame

On her husband: He's the funniest, smartest person I know. It doesn't mean he doesn't bug me and I'm sure I bug him sometimes.
Sarah Jessica Parker

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.
Buddha

Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact.
Willa Cather

Having recognition as being a good player internationally is very important and when there are two of you supporting each other it also really helps.
Andy Flower

To work hard and have our supporters behind us and believing until the end, you run a little bit more.
Rafael Benitez

When you read a book, you hold another's mind in your hands.
James Burke

I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.
Barbra Streisand

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway.
Mary Kay Ash

A man who makes trouble for others is also making trouble for himself.
Chinua Achebe

The number of people who will not go to a show they do not want to see is unlimited.
Oscar Hammerstein II

I'm pleased with the week. It wasn't such a bad effort in getting to the final and playing five matches in five days.
Mary Pierce

The sheer complexity of writing a play always had dazzled me. In an effort to understand it, I became a critic.
Kenneth Tynan

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.
Ezra Pound

At times we played some very good rugby. I just felt throughout that Ireland were allowed to slow our ball down and when we slowed their ball down we got penalised
Andy Robinson

The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
Jean De La Bruyere

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
Jackie Robinson

Hundreds of hysterical persons must confuse these phenomena with messages from the beyond and take their glory to the bishop rather than the eye doctor.
James Thurber

Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary
Ray Knight

Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives.
Gary Busey

The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat oneself.
Gamaliel Bailey

Patience is the art of hoping.
Luc De Vauvanargues

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
F Scott Fitzgerald

The day I made that statement that I invented the internet, I was tired because I'd been up all night inventing the Camcorder. [Ho ho ho, very funny Al Gore!]
Al Gore

Kylie Minogue is gorgeous - she's got my number if she wants to get together.
David Walliams

Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players: they are not great fighters.
Gary Kasparov

I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life
Rita Rudner

Man is this plural and collective unity in which the unity of destination and the differences of destinies are to be understood through each other.
Paul Ricoeur

I am the people's choice. [which people? for Labour party deputy gravy train... err... leadership]
Alan Johnson

I'd been in South Africa on a modeling job and they'd told me to lose weight. I didn't fancy that so I was on my way home. And that was when I got the call telling me I was the new Lara. It was such fantastic news. It's such a high profile job - and one of the few that lets you keep your boobs and bum. [on being Lara Croft]
Lucy Clarkson

The difficult thing when you are trying to be a comedian is to predict whether what you think is funny will make other people laugh.
Mike Harding



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