Quotes by The National, Paris, 1850

There is no law against composing music when one has no ideas whatsoever. The music of Wagner, therefore, is perfectly legal

The National, Paris, 1850

Other Great Authors


When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country.

Elayne Boosler

When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.

Kahlil Gibran

I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.

Aretha Franklin

I cannot believe that the purpose of life is (merely) to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate. I think it is above all to matter, to count, to stand for something. To have it make some difference that you lived at all.

Leo Rosten

God creates men, but they choose each other.

Niccolo Machiavelli

A very ancient and fish-like smell.

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A clever man commits no minor blunders.

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Well, it looks like the all-star balloting is about over, especially in the National and American Leagues.

Jerry Coleman »