— Robert Southey British poet 1774 - 1843
„The leg division, Mr Spiggot. You are deficient in it to the tune of one. Your right leg, I like. I like your right leg, it's a lovely leg for the role. That's what I said when I saw it come in. I said, "that's a lovely leg for the role". I've got nothing against your right leg. The trouble is — neither have you. You fall down on your left.“
— Peter Cook British architect 1937 - 1995
"One Leg Too Few" (1964) involving a one-legged man auditioning for the role of Tarzan.
— John Philip Kemble British actor-manager 1757 - 1823
The Panel, Act i, Scene 1, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Altered from Isaac Bickerstaff's "'T is Well 't is no Worse"; also found in Debrett's "Asylum for Fugitive Pieces", vol. i., p. 15.
— Jack Benny comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor 1894 - 1974
„Don't you feel a change a coming
From another side of time,
Breaking down the walls of silence,
Lifting shadows from your mind.“
— Cat Stevens British singer-songwriter 1948
„We come crawling through these cracks, orphans, lobotomies; if you ask me what I want, I'll tell you. I want everything. Whole rotten world come down and break. Let me spread my legs.“
— Kathy Acker American novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet 1947 - 1997
Pussy, King of the Pirates (1996)
— Frank O'Hara American poet, art critic and writer 1926 - 1966
„Make no mistake about it, making a good record is pure, unadulterated pain. If you fall and break your leg--that's pain. But I'm telling you, the phase between pain and death? That's making a good record. It's extreme.“
— Ben Harper singer-songwriter and musician 1969
Roots Radical http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-57534351.html, Guitar Player (December 1, 1999).
„I don't mind your showing me your legs. They're very swell legs and it's a pleasure to make their acquaintace. I don't mind if you don't like my manners. They're pretty bad. I grieve over them during the long winter nights.“
— Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep
Context: Her hot black eyes looked mad. "I don't see what there is to be cagey about," she snapped. "And I don't like your manners." "I'm not crazy about yours," I said. "I didn't ask to see you. You sent for me. I don't mind your ritzing me or drinking your lunch out of a Scotch bottle. I don't mind your showing me your legs. They're very swell legs and it's a pleasure to make their acquaintance. I don't mind if you don't like my manners. They're pretty bad. I grieve over them during the long winter evenings. But don't waste your time trying to cross-examine me." chapter 3
„And if you say run, I'll run with you
And if you say hide, we'll hide.
Because my love for you
Would break my heart in two.
If you should fall
Into my arms
And tremble like a flower.“
— David Bowie British musician, actor, record producer and arranger 1947 - 2016
„My stories run up and bite me in the leg — I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.“
— Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012
Introduction to The Stories of Ray Bradbury
„Halfway down the stairs
Is a stair
Where I sit.
There isn't any
I'm not at the bottom,
I'm not at the top;
So this is the stair
Halfway up the stairs
It isn't in the nursery,
It isn't in the town.
And all sorts of funny thoughts
Run round my head:
"It isn't really
It's somewhere else
— A.A. Milne British author 1882 - 1956
„Government is good at one thing: It knows how to break your legs, hand you a crutch, and say, "See, if it weren't for the government, you wouldn't be able to walk."“
— Harry Browne American politician and writer 1933 - 2006
" A solution for the Middle East http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=27171," WorldNetDaily (April 11, 2002)
„If you don't sleep you get run down. Sloths never get a flu, cos its good innit thats when your body's replemishing“
— Karl Pilkington English television personality, social commentator, actor, author and former radio producer 1972
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