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Camel Quotes


"He runs like a camel. A really pissed off camel." - Art Donovan

"....and your stupid camel mask..." - Dean Ambrose

"A camel never sees its own hump." - Proverbs

"Trust in God, but tie your camel." - Proverbs

"A camel is a horse designed by a committee." - Anonymous

"Death is a camel that lies down at every door." - Proverbs

"A camel is a horse designed by committee." - Alec Issigonis

"A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane." - Jackie Kennedy

"Do not free the camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel." - M. Kathleen Casey

"A camel that always moves with the camel caravan cannot discover the beauties of the unknown oases!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Expediency is a law of nature. The camel is a wonderful animal, but the desert made the camel." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Known to act a donkey on the camel-toe, then take the camel-toe and turn it into casserole" - 2 Chainz

"Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The Arab and the camel are inseparable. It's been said that and Arab would give up his wife rather than give up his camel. Personally, I haven't got a camel, but I think it's a great idea." - Groucho Marx

"The camel has evolved to be relatively self-sufficient. On the other hand, the camel has not evolved to smell good. Neither has Perl." - Larry Wall

"Three metamorphoses of the spirit I relate to you: how the spirit becomes a camel; and the camel, a lion; and the lion, finally, a child." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Tie your camel up as best you can, and then trust it to Providence." - Nazr Mohammed

"the arabs are a backward people who eat nothing but camel dung." - Winston Churchill

"Hey! Shouts Camel. There ain't no woman in the world worth two bottles of whiskey!" - Sara Gruen

"The camel set out to get him horns and was shorn of his ears." - Desiderius Erasmus

"Love and pregnancy and riding on a camel cannot be hid" - Dave Barry

"Death is a black camel, which kneels at the gates of all." - Abdelkader El Djezairi

"Ye blind guides! which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel." - Bible

"Love and pregnancy and riding on a camel cannot be hid." - Proverbs

"If the camel once get his nose in the tent, his body will soon follow." - Proverbs

"Trust in Allah, but tie up your camel.' Sign in Skardu" - Greg Mortenson

"A camel looks like a horse that was planned by a committee." - Alec Issigonis

"I'm gonna do the whole bedroom in camel color - it's an old lady color." - Amy Sedaris

"In a way, I'd rather ride down the street on a camel than give what is sometimes called an in-depth interview. I'd rather ride down the street on a camel nude. In a snowstorm. Backwards." - Warren Beatty

"You know the little camel on the pack of cigarettes? They just found out that's not even a camel. It's actually a horse with a big, old tumor growing out of its mouth." - Arj Barker

"Sooner will a camel pass through a needle's eye than a great man be "discovered" by an election." - Adolf Hitler

"The camel has his virtues - so much at least must be admitted; but they do not lie upon the surface." - Amelia B. Edwards

"We don't like flowers that do not wilt; they must die, and nine she-camel hairs aid memory." - Marianne Moore

"Passion in a dromedary doesn't go so deep; a camel when it's mating never sobs itself to sleep." - Noel Coward

"I smoke so much. Three packs a day... I went to the bathroom, a camel came out of my ass." - Dave Attell

"The America's Cup, yachting's great and garish grail, is a tumorous tureen no handsomer than a camel." - Tom Callahan

"[Arab proverb:] If the camel once gets his nose into the tent his whole body will soon enter." - Proverbs

"The camel has a single hump; The dromedary, two; Or else the other way around. I'm never sure. Are you?" - Ogden Nash

"It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased." - Kehlog Albran

"The camel has a single hump, The dromedary, two; Or else the other way around; I'm never sure. Are you?" - Ogden Nash

"Take my camel, dear,' said my aunt Dot, climbing down from that animal on her return from high Mass." - Rose Macaulay

"There is no logical reason why the camel of great art should pass through the needle of mob intelligence." - Rebecca West

"Sooner will a camel pass through a needle's eye than a great man be 'discovered' by an election." - Adolf Hitler

"A cloud can look like a camel, but a camel is unlikely to look like a cloud. This is so because the signifier must be able to stand for the whole category of the signified. The cloud looks like all camels, but no camel looks like all clouds." - Rudolf Arnheim

"The difference between camels and men; a camel can work a week and not drink; a man can drink a week and not work." - Julian Tuwim

"A camel is a horse designed by a committee and a committee's a sweet running piece of machinery compared to any government." - Gordon R. Dickson

"I want you to see that the person I glimpsed running beside the camel, running to save my life, is the person you can choose to be." - Lucy Christopher

"I have often found a small stream at its fountain-head, that, when followed up, carried away the camel with his load." - Saadi

"Camel trips, as I suspected all along, and as I was about to have confirmed, do not being or end: they mere change form." - Robyn Davidson

"On horseback you feel as if you're moving in time to classical music; a camel seems to progress to the beat of a drum played by a drunk." - Walter Moers

"Sometimes it isn't easy to be sane, smart, and responsible. Sometimes it sucks. Sucks wang. Camel wang. But that doesn't turn wrong into right or stupid into smart." - Jim Butcher

"Patient of thirst and toil, Son of the desert, e'en the Camel feels, Shot through his wither'd heat, the fiery blast." - James Thomson

"The camel at the close of day Kneels down upon the sandy plain To have his burden lifted off And rest again." - Anna Temple

"A peasant can no more help believing in a traditional superstition than a horse can help trembling when be sees a camel." - George Eliot

"It's the oasis," said the camel driver. "Well, why don't we go there right now?" the boy asked. "Because we have to sleep." - Paulo Coelho

"When I want to draw a camel I no longer limit myself, as I once did, to looking only at camels." - Jean Dubuffet

"You walk into the room like a camel and then put your eyes in your pockets and your nose on the ground." - Bob Dylan

"I can't actually see myself putting make-up on my face at the age of sixty, but I can see myself going on a camel train to Samarkand." - Glenda Jackson

"I refer to jet lag as 'jet-psychosis - there's an old saying that the spirit cannot move faster than a camel." - Spalding Gray

"The covetous man is like a camel with a great hunch on his back; heaven's gate must be made Higher and broader, or he will hardly get in." - Thomas Adams

"You could give us a hand instead of staring into space like a constipated camel," Terry Tarsal rudley broke into Marcia's spinning thoughts." - Angie Sage

"My lady had the body of a siren, the face of a goddess, and the mind of an Armenian camel dealer." - Louis L'Amour

"No committee could ever come up with anything as revolutionary as a camel - anything as practical and as perfectly designed to perform effectively under such difficult conditions." - Laurence J Peter

"There used to be one writer rather than a team of writers. It's the old line about a camel being a horse designed by committee." - Nick Laird

"Take my camel, dear, said my aunt Dot, as she climbed down from this animal on her return from High Mass." - Rose Macaulay

"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." - Bible

"The wind-footed steed is broken down in his speed, whilst the camel-driver jogs on with his beast to the end of his journey." - Saadi

"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." - Bible

"The covetous man is like a camel with a great hunch on his back; heaven's gate must be made higher and broader, or he will hardly get in." - Thomas Adam

"All they had to do was send two kids to Kinko's and ask for a picture of a camel WITH A FUCKING NUCLEAR WEAPON ON ITS BACK!" - Lewis Black

"Have you ever looked at Kylie's teeth? Those teeth are proportional to the teeth of a camel in the mouth of a toddler." - Jeremy Hardy

"When I got to Grinnell College, I was part of the black turtleneck sweater and Camel cigarette crowd of poets and writers." - Peter Coyote

"It's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to make a blues record." - Hugh Laurie

"You need shoving, not pushing. You need to jump back on that camel. Otherwise you're going to stay up on the ledge you've made for yourself." - Jennifer Niven

"I named my camel Katrina. She was a natural disaster. She slobbered everywhere and seemed to think the purple streak in my hair was some kind of exotic fruit. She was obsessed with trying to eat my head. I named Walt's camel Hindenburg. He was almost as large as a zeppelin and definitely as full of gas." - Rick Riordan

"The soul should take care of the body, just as the pilgrim on his way to Makkah takes care of his camel; but if the pilgrim spends his whole time in feeding and adorning his camel, the caravan will leave him behind, and he will perish in the desert." - Al-Ghazali

"Hamlet: Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel? Polonius: By the mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed. Hamlet: Methinks it is like a weasel. Polonius: It is backed like a weasel. Hamlet: Or like a whale? Polonius: Very like a whale." - William Shakespeare

"Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel? Polonius: By the mass, and "tis like a camel, indeed. Hamlet: Methinks it is like a weasel. Polonius: It is backed like a weasel. Hamlet: Or like a whale? Polonius: Very like a whale." - William Shakespeare

"Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel? Polonius: By the mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed. Hamlet: Methinks it is like a weasel. Polonius: It is backed like a weasel. Hamlet: Or like a whale? Polonius: Very like a whale." - William Shakespeare

"[On the camel:] Its weak point is its morale, and it is here that so much depends on its human master. Discouragement is fatal ... it loses heart, sinks by the wayside and dies." - Mildred Cable

"Learn to recognize the counterfeit coins that may buy you just a moment of pleasure, But then drag you for days like a broken man behind a farting camel." - Hafez

"I thought you wanted to catch a camel," you tried again. "No." "I want to." "Well, you go then." You laughed. "I want your beautiful face where I can see it" - Lucy Christopher

"As a camel kneels before his master to have him remove his burden at the end of the day, so kneel each night and let the Master take your burden." - Corrie Ten Boom

"Here I am flying high over enemy lines in my Sopwith Camel searching for the Red Baron. Who's that behind me? It's the Red Baron! He has me in his sights! Give my regards to Broadway." - Charles M Schulz

"I'd like to know why sociologists can't decide whether movie sex and violence has any effect on children, but there's a universal consensus that even a glimpse of a Camel will force children to become lifelong smokers." - Jonah Goldberg

"Arise, O soul, and gird them up anew, Though the black camel Death kneel at thy gate; No beggar thou that thou for alms shouldst sue: Be the proud captain still of thine own fate." - James Benjamin Kenyon

"It is far easier for the proverbial camel to pass through the needle's eye, hump and all, than for an erstwhile colonial administration to give sound and honest counsel of a political nature to its liberated territory." - Kwame Nkrumah

"The Sufis have a saying: "Praise Allah, and tie your camel to a post." This brings together both parts of practice: pray, yes, but also make sure that you do what is necessary in the world." - Jack Kornfield

"A Muslim allowed a topless Jew to sit on his camel. And we say we can't live side by side? I say we try and we can and we will. And you don't even have to be topless. L'chaim." - Chelsea Handler

"I was hanging out in gers [yurts] with these Kazakh sort of Bedouins. Drank nasty-ass camel milk. The drive [from the Souther Gobi to Ulan Bator] is insane. It's like The Road." - Michelle Rodriguez

"Camel caravans bear witness guns to Caesar. Hordes crawl and seep inside the walls. The streets flow stone. Life goes on absorbing war. Violence kills the temple of no sex." - Jim Morrison

"When I take action, I'm not going to fire a twomillion-dollar missile at a ten-dollar empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive." - George W Bush

"As a camel beareth labor, and heat, and hunger, and thirst, through deserts of sand, and fainteth not; so the fortitude of a man shall sustain him through all perils." - Akhenaton

"At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all." - Baltasar Gracian

"Experts say that Iraq may have nuclear weapons. That's bad news - they may have a nuclear bomb. Now the good news is that they have to drop it with a camel." - David Letterman

"When we speak of God or achieving union with God, we are often merely trying to put that great thing into a small container. One cannot drive a camel through the eye of a needle." - Chogyam Trungpa

"I still believe the lessons I learned when I was raised in a Roman Catholic household. Like, it's harder for a rich man to get into Heaven than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle." - Michael Moore

"I heard someone say that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich man to get into heaven. I decided to sculpt camels in a needle." - Willard Wigan

"When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive." - George W Bush

"It's easier for a rich man to ride that camel through the eye of a needle directly into the Kingdom of Heaven, than for some of us to give up our cell phone." - Vera Nazarian

"You'd think that would have been forgotten long ago. But no, no sooner has a little grass grown over it than some clumsy camel comes along and rakes it all up again." Caroline giggled. She was probably imagining Aunt Glenda as a camel. "This is not a TV series, Maddy," said Lady Arista sharply. "Thank goodness, no, it isn't," said Great-aunt Maddy. "If it were, I'd have lost track of the plot ages ago." - Kerstin Gier

"It's fun for women to be in a Western. And I had to learn how to handle the guns. I would walk around with the fake guns. It takes a lot of practice to twirl them around - but I can do a lot of crazy things now from movies. I can gallop a camel! Give me a camel, I know how to start it and stop it!" - Penelope Cruz

"My heart has become capable of every form: It is a pasture for gazelles And a monastery for Christian monks, And the pilgrim's Ka'ba, And the tablets of the Torah, And the book of the Koran. I follow the religion of Love: Whatever way love's camel takes, That is my religion, my faith." - Ibn Arabi

"Ask a wise man to dinner and he'll upset everyone by his gloomy silence or tiresome questions. Invite him to a dance and you'll have a camel prancing about. Haul him off to a public entertainment and his face will be enough to spoil the people's entertainment." - Desiderius Erasmus

"Having a great golf swing helps under pressure, but golf is a game about scoring. It's like an artist who can get a two-inch brush at Wal-Mart for 20 cents or a fine camel-hair brush from an art store for 20 dollars. The brush doesn't matter - how the finished painting looks is what matters." - Jerry Pate

"Ah, the camel of Cairo! ... He went quietly and comfortably through the narrowest lanes and the densest crowds by the mere force of his personality. He was the most impressive living thing we saw in Egypt, not excepting two Pashas and a Bey. He was engaged with large philosophies, one could see that ..." - Sara Jeannette Duncan

"[On the camel:] When it kneels to be laden it always grumbles, growls and shows resentment, but of this the driver takes no notice. He goes on loading up until the moment when the beast suddenly becomes silent; then he knows that the burden is heavy enough, and nothing more is added." - Mildred Cable

"My life is absolutely meaningless. When I consider the different periods into which it falls, it seems like the word Schnur in the dictionary, which means in the first place a string, in the second, a daughter-in-law. The only thing lacking is that the word Schnur should mean in the third place a camel, in the fourth, a dust-brush." - Soren Kierkegaard

"The strongest animals on earth are plant eaters. Every creature we've enlisted to do the work we couldn't handle - the horse, donkey, elephant, camel, water buffalo, ox, yak - is an herbivore... whose huge muscles were built from plant protein, and whose strong bones got that way, and stayed that way, from grazing on grass and eating other vegetables." - Victoria Moran

"If one commits the act of sodomy with a cow, an ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed and as quickly as possible and burned." - Ayatollah Khomeini

"A fox looked at his shadow at sunrise and said, "I will have a camel for lunch today." And all morning he went about looking for camels. But at noon he saw his shadow again-and he said, "A mouse will do." - Khalil Gibran

"The better sort, As thoughts of things divine, are intermixed With scruples, and do set the word itself Against the word: As thus, 'Come, little one,' and then again, 'It is as hard to come as for a camel To thread the postern of a small needle's eye." - William Shakespeare

"I take pleasure in the little things. Double cheeseburgers, those are good, the sky ten minutes before it rains,the moment your laugh turns into a cackle. And I sit here, and smoke my Camel straights, and I ride my own melt." - Ethan Hawke

"We plan, we toil, we suffer - in the hope of what? A camel-load of idol's eyes? The title deeds of Radio City? The empire of Asia? A trip to the moon? No, no, no, no. Simply to wake just in time to smell coffee and bacon and eggs." - J B Priestley

"In [India] and across the globe, hundreds and thousands of children, as young as three, four, are sold into sexual slavery. But that's not the only purpose that human beings are sold for. They are sold in the name of adoption. They are sold in the name of organ trade. They are sold in the name of forced labor, camel jockeying, anything, everything." - Sunitha Krishnan

"The camel is an ugly animal, seen from above. Its shoulders slope formless like a sack, its silly little ears and fluff of bleached curls behind them have a respectable, boarding-house look, like some faded neatness that dresses for propriety but never dressed for love." - Freya Stark

"The camel carries on his dreary circular task with his usual slow and pompous step and head poised superciliously, as if it were a ritual affair above the comprehension of the vulgar; and no doubt he comforts himself for the dullness of life by a sense of virtue, like many other formalists beside him." - Freya Stark

"No one smokes because they like the way it tastes. If we did, they'd make cigarette-flavored cookies, candy, ice cream. What is this? Marlboro fudge with nuts? Give me a scoop of that, willya? She's gonna have the Menthol Swirl with the Camel chip." - Kevin Pollak

"I am just coming out of five years of night, and this orgy of violent lights gives me for the first time the impression of a new continent. An enormous, 50-foot high Camel billboard : a GI with his mouth wide open blows enormous puffs of real smoke. So much bad taste hardly seems imaginable." - Albert Camus

"Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause; He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws. All other Life is living Death, a world where none but Phantoms dwell, A breath, a wind, a sound, a voice, a tinkling of the camel-bell." - Richard Francis Burton

"I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven." - Jesus Christ

"A man, a plan, a canoe, pasta, heros, rajahs, a coloratura, maps, snipe, percale, macaroni, a gag, a banana bag, a tan, a tag, a banana bag again (or a camel), a crepe, pins, Spam, a rut, a Rolo, cash, a jar, sore hats, a peon, a canal - Panama" - Guy Steele

"If one commits the act of sodomy with a cow, an ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed and as quickly as possible and burned." - Ruhollah Khomeini

"He spent more time on the road to Damascus than a Syrian camel driver. And we thought nobody could fill John Kerry's flip-flops! ... [Romney's record was] "anything but conservative until he changed all the light bulbs in his chandelier in time to run for President."" - Mike Huckabee

"Astride a horse I am not, nor camel-like carry a load, Subjects I have none, nor follow any sultan's code; I worry not for what exists, nor fret for what is lost, I breathe with extreme ease, and live at very little cost." - Saadi

"Cheetah genes cooperate with cheetah genes but not with camel genes, and vice versa. This is not because cheetah genes, even in the most poetic sense, see any virtue in the preservation of the cheetah species. They are not working to save the cheetah from extinction like some molecular World Wildlife Fund." - Richard Dawkins

"Watch it! It was robbed from other beings so it's HOT 'MERCHANDISE' and it's against the Law... the LAW OF DECENCY!!! Stay within this Law, steer clear of wool/pearl/silk/ fish bone/ fur/ivory/coral/ down/beeswax/honey/ cashmere/ lanolin/ feathers/ camel hair/flesh/milk/ eggs/ fish/ seafood/ other!!!" - Adela Popescu

"They sit there in committees day after day, And they each put in a color and it comes out gray. And we all have heard the saying, which is true as well as witty, That a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee." - Allan Sherman

"there are camels which have the quality which in humans is called the revolutionary spirit, and the caravan leader fears to keep one of these in his ranks, because its instinct is always toward revolt against authority. One such camel will sometimes break up the discipline of a whole train, for, owing to the mass mentality of the herd, even peaceful beasts are suddenly infected with the spirit of revolt and in a few minutes the whole caravan is in utter disorder." - Mildred Cable

"A decline in supervision is not the entire story. Even in the fifties there were undersupervised children . . . who nevertheless did not become pregnant at thirteen . . . and who did not smoke anything stronger than an occasional Camel or Lucky Strike. . . . It took a combination of unsupervised children and a permissive, highly charged sexual atmosphere and an influx of easily acquired drugs and the wherewithal to buy them to bring about precocious experimentation by young and younger children. This occurred in the mid-seventies." - Marie Winn

"Sybil's female forebears had valiantly backed up their husbands as distant embassies were besieged, had given birth on a camel or in the shade of a stricken elephant, had handed around the little gold chocolates while trolls were trying to break into the compound, or had merely stayed at home and nursed such bits of husbands and sons as made it back from endless little wars. The result was a species of woman who, when duty called, turned into solid steel." - Terry Pratchett

"When I write this in bed, I can almost hear the echo of the wind over the sand, or the groans of wooden panels around me. I can almost smell the dustiness of the camel, taste the bitterness of saltbush. And when I dream, your warm hands cover my shoulders. Your whispers carry stories and sound like the rustle of spinifex. I still wear that ring, you know... at night, when no one is watching." - Lucy Christopher

"Don't you think it's strange that life, described as so rich and full, a camel-trail of adventure, should shrink to this coin-sized world? A head on one side, a story on the other. Someone you loved and what happened. That's all there is when you dig in your pockets. The most significant thing is someone else's face. What else is embossed on your hands but her?" - Jeanette Winterson

"I've crossed these sands many times," said one of the camel drivers one night. "But the desert is so huge, and the horizons so distant, that they make a person feel small, and as if he should remain silent." The boy understood intuitively what he meant, even without ever having set foot in the desert before. Whenever he saw the sea, or a fire, he fell silent, impressed by their elemental force." - Paulo Coelho

"I used to think I was ugly. I thought I looked like a camel. A person who doesn't love themselves, they will see anything that pops up on their face. I've seen squirrels, I've seen a bird, and I've seen all kinds of animals on my face. But that is the result of self-hate. I've learned to say: 'You know what? I am a beautiful black woman'." - Mary J Blige

"What is truth?' said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer. Pilate was in advance of his time. For 'truth' itself is an abstract noun, a camel, that is, of a logical construction, which cannot get past the eye even of a grammarian. We approach it cap and categories in hand: we ask ourselves whether Truth is a substanceor a qualityor a relation.... But philosophers should take something more nearly their own size to strain at. What needs discussing rather is the use, or certain uses, of the word 'true.' In vino, possibly, 'veritas,' but in a sober symposium 'verum." - J L Austin

"Luxury cruises were designed to make something unbearable (a two week transatlantic crossing) seem bearable. There's no need to do it now, there are planes. You wouldn't take a vacation where you ride on a stage coach for two months but there's all-you-can-eat shrimp. You wouldn't take a vacation where you had an old-timey appendectomy without anesthesia while steel drums play. You might take a vacation while riding on a camel for two days IF they gave you those little animal towels wearing your sunglasses." - Tina Fey

"There are some who say that sitting at home reading is the equivalent of travel, because the experiences described in the book are more or less the same as the experiences one might have on a voyages, and there are those who say that there is no substitute for venturing out into the world. My own opinion is that it is best to travel extensively but to read the entire time, hardly glancing up to look out of the window of the airplane, train, or hired camel." - Daniel Handler

"People ask me all the time, 'How can I walk in these heels?' I answer with the best compliment I remember that came from a woman who lives here in Paris...I know my street much better. Heels permit me to take the time to look at the architecture of my street. Now I take time to look at things.' High heels give you time to think, to look at your surroundings- a camel has seen more in life than a very quick horse! Women should live to rhythm of high-heeled shoes!" - Christian Louboutin

"Lovers O lovers, lovers it is time to set out from the world. I hear a drum in my soul's ear coming from the depths of the stars. Our camel driver is at work; the caravan is being readied. He asks that we forgive him for the disturbance he has caused us, He asks why we travellers are asleep. Everywhere the murmur of departure; the stars, like candles thrust at us from behind blue veils, and as if to make the invisible plain, a wondrous people have come forth." - Rumi

"I was thinking recently, If the body really is the new dress, as some are saying - with women buying boobs, butts, faces - then who needs a dressmaker? So I started designing spring like a plastic surgeon - everything stretchy and nude. But after three weeks, I was so bored with myself and the world, I began adding diamond butterflies and chiffon and colors. I realized that fashion is not about second skin. It's not the perfect white shirt or camel jacket. What women need is a dream." - Alber Elbaz

"If that one is already a great artist, who knows how to educe from a small piece of wood the face of a king or of a queen, an ant or a camel, how great then is the mastery which can form as actuality everything which is in all potentiality? Therefore, God, who is able to produce from the most minute piece of matter the similitude of all forms which can be in this world and in infinitely many worlds, is of admirable subtlety." - Nicholas of Cusa

"We are just coming out of a 100-year stupor from being lied to by the tobacco industry for a century about the effects on young people, on cancer, these candy cigarettes that they promised had nothing to do with kids, Joe Camel that they promised was focused on the, you know, 55-year-old white male smoker, which we know is wrong. And we finally got out of that. Why in the world would we want to create the same thing, just not Big Tobacco this time, Big Marijuana?" - Kevin Sabet

"Hey, have you heard that one about the difference between me, Wit, and my loutish cousin, Hilarity? No? Okay, so I walk into a bar, you see, very unassuming, and order a martini. Then the bartender, Hilarity, hauls off and squirts me in the face with a seltzer bottle, ruining my n ice new camel hair suit, dousing my monocle and my watch fob, soaking my cravat. So, do I let him have what for, and blow my top? I do not. I simply say: Sorry, I believe I said 'very dry'." - Chip Kidd

"We're a young species; We're only 175,000 years old. On the evolutionary scale, life on this planet is 4 billion years old. We're 175,000 years old. So we're trying something out. Who wouldn't think it would be better to have the most stuff to take as much as you could? As we do that, we see why the moral prophets come along and say, don't even store into barns, right? It's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of the needle than a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. We've seen we plunder nature. We plunder our neighbor. We create enemies because we're against each other." - Tom Shadyac