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"Lance Armstrong deserves to be forgotten in cycling" - Pat McQuaid

"From my conversations with Lance Armstrong and experiences with Lance and the team I am aware that Lance used blood transfusions from 2001 through 2005." - George Hincapie

"I was treated with a miracle drug, just like Lance Armstrong," - Billy Tauzin

"Lance Armstrong: How bad do you want to win a stage in the Tour de France?" - Lance Armstrong

"I was treated with a miracle drug, just like Lance Armstrong." - Billy Tauzin

"Officials at the London Olympics will be conducting 5,000 tests for steroids. Or as Lance Armstrong calls that, 'a Monday.'" - Jimmy Fallon

"According to the New York Post, Lance Armstrong and Ashley Olsen are dating. They must be getting serious - Lance gave Ashley his yellow Live Strong bracelet. She wears it as a belt." - Chelsea Handler

"Lance Armstrong is not the biggest fraud in the history of world sport. US Postal was not the most sophisticated doping programme." - Lance Armstrong

"Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist and more importantly, cancer survivor, has said 'if you ever get a second chance for something, you've got to go all the way." - Michael N Castle

"Lance Armstrong admitted he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career. He confessed in front of the most respected judge in the land, Oprah Winfrey." - Craig Ferguson

"Our sports are totally different, if Lance Armstrong himself were to come and train with us he'd be completely exhausted after half and hour." - Joachim Low

"There are three types of chemotherapy that work for cancer. Testicular, like Lance Armstrong. Childhood leukemia, they're doing great things. And lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's." - Suzanne Somers

"Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist and more importantly, cancer survivor, has said 'if you ever get a second chance for something, you've got to go all the way.'" - Michael N Castle

"I'm no Lance Armstrong, but I do use a bike to get from place to place in Manhattan, a little bit of Brooklyn." - David Byrne

"What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will." - Hippocrates

"It's funny because when there's something written about me in Velonews or Cyclingnews, the headline isn't "the other" Armstrong; its Armstrong wins another race. With Lance in retirement, everyone I know goes to those sites because they think Lance is racing again." - Kristin Armstrong

"Lance Armstrong has a 17th-century, 15-foot Spanish fresco of the crucifixion hanging on the wall of his Austin mansion. This doesn't mean - and some of you Armstrong acolytes might want to sit down for this - that Lance is Jesus." - Stephen Rodrick

"Wit is more often a shield than a lance." - Anonymous

"I spent a long time trying to build up an organisation [the Lance Armstrong Foundation that changed its name to Livestrong after his confession] to help a lot of people." - Lance Armstrong

"You look at a guy like Lance Armstrong, and you have to be inspired. I sat next to Kirk Douglas the other day, and he's inspiring for fighting through his stroke" - Ed Harris

"To be honest, if I had to pick somebody to be related to in sport, who's better than Lance Armstrong with what he's done for the sport and with his cancer foundation?" - Kristin Armstrong

"Lance Armstrong is the guy that I would put up there as one of my heroes. He's done something that no one else has done and when you put into it what he overcame, it's absolutely unbelievable." - Craig T Nelson

"I'm not on a mission. I'm not a paragon of health for anybody. I'm not going to run a marathon or model for 'Men's Health' or go on bike rides with Lance Armstrong. I'm not. Trust me." - Duff Goldman

"You look at a guy like Lance Armstrong, and you have to be inspired. I sat next to Kirk Douglas the other day, and he's inspiring for fighting through his stroke." - Ed Harris

"I think it is just terrible and disgusting how everyone has treated Lance Armstrong, especially after what he achieved winning seven Tour de France races while on drugs......When I was on drugs I couldn't even find my bike." - Willie Nelson

"If you look at anyone who has achieved great success and wealth, people like Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, or Lance Armstrong, they have all focused intensely in order to win." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Lance Armstrong pushes the envelope in terms of the human experience. You can have a personal best, you can push your own envelope. For Lance, the person pushing him is him. The only person he's competing with, I think, is himself. To push that limit to the next step. There's a lot to learn from him. Lots." - Robin Williams

"I was a huge fan of Lance Armstrong. The only way that they caught him using doping was through a criminal investigation where they got all of his teammates who did the exact same thing that he did and got away with it to rat him out in exchange for their own immunity. The byproduct of that was that he had passed 500 anti-doping controls clean. So I'm going, "Wait, wait, wait. It's not, 'What's wrong with Lance Armstrong?' What's wrong with this system that was thoroughly ineffective to catch someone cheating for the last 15 years?"" - Bryan Fogel

"You see that in the news constantly; done both the right way and the wrong way. The most recent example I can think of, obviously, is Lance Armstrong, who got it all wrong. Who wanted to apologize strategically, instead of abjectly. What got me interested was the repetitive nature of it. There's something so ritualized about it. Then the ritual needs to be reenacted very carefully and pretty frequently - Tiger Woods, and now Manti Te'o and Lance Armstrong, and a little earlier Anthony Weiner or Eliot Spitzer." - Jonathan Dee

"Flippancy may be a lance tilted in the face of fear." - Lucy Freeman

"For violence, like Achilles' lance, can heal the wounds it has inflicted." - Frantz Fanon

"Lance Armstrong showed up, and I started talking to him; I saw all these people with cancer who followed him to Paris for the Tour de France, and I saw the difference he was making in their lives. That put it together for me...having it be not so much about me, but [my being] a vehicle for it." - Michael J Fox

"According to Life & Style, Lance Armstrong was seen canoodling with fitness model Kim Strother, and the night before, he was with Ashley Olsen. He's going from bar to bar picking up women - how does he get them home? Does he put them on the handlebars, or does he have a banana seat?" - Chelsea Handler

"Fitness is a curve. You can be Lance Armstrong, or you can be really out of shape at the opposite end. People enter the curve wherever they are and then they can move up the curve, by better nutrition and better exercise." - Gordon Strachan

"Neil Armstrong was probably one of the most human guys I've ever known in my life." - Gene Cernan

"Fantastic truths perish slower... Sappho's moon will survive the moon of Armstrong. Different computations are necessary." - Odysseas Elytis

"Louis Armstrong is jazz. He represents what the music is all about." - Wynton Marsalis

"You can't play anything on a horn that Louis Armstrong hasn't played" - Miles Davis

"Louis Armstrong could only happen once - for ever and ever. I, for one, appreciate the ride." - Bobby Hackett

"Neil Armstrong was probably one of the most human guys I've ever known in my life." - Eugene Cernan

"I listen to jazz about three hours a day. I love Louis Armstrong." - Philip Levine

"If you don't like Louis Armstrong, you don't know how to love." - Mahalia Jackson

"Neil Armstrong, when he was out there landing on the moon, I was there first." - Mark Roberts

"Lance Bass needs to quit worrying about outer space and celebrate life by learning how to kill his own food." - Ted Nugent

"The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps." - Robert Benchley

"A month's salary, deep regret, the telephone number of some foul rehab clinic and my lance was free." - Stephen Fry

"I saw a guy wearing a "What Would Jesus Do?" bracelet and a Lance Armstrong bracelet, and he went up to this blind kid and rubbed his eyes, and the kid could see. But he wasn't used to the light, 'cause it was bright, and he walked into traffic and was killed instantly. Okay, the people that are laughing right now? I'm gonna call you guys half-full. Because you're focusing on the important part of the story: the bracelets are working." - Daniel Tosh

"I actually wanted to be a jazz musician first. My grandparents introduced me to Louis Armstrong. I loved Louis Armstrong so I took up the trumpet and just did that every day and practiced that." - Douglas Booth

"Neil Armstrong, that spaceman, he went to the moon but he ain't been back. It can't have been that good." - Karl Pilkington

"Neil Armstrong today takes his place in the hall of heroes. The moon will miss its first son of earth." - Mitt Romney

"Bing Crosby said that Armstrong is "the beginning and the end of music in America," and he wasn't far wrong." - Gary Giddins

"Everyone should take their hats off to Neil Armstrong. He is a humble guy who doesn't wave his own flag." - Buzz Aldrin

"I learnt from Armstrong on the early recordings that you never sang a song the same way twice." - Van Morrison

"The violence of war admits no distinction; the lance, that is lifted at guilt and power, will sometimes fall on innocence and gentleness." - Samuel Johnson

"Robes and furr'd gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold, And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks; Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw doth pierce it." - William Shakespeare

"My good blade carves the casques of men, My tough lance thrusteth sure, My strength is as the strength of ten, Because my heart is pure." - Alfred Tennyson

"I think that anybody from the 20th century, up to now, has to be aware that if it wasn't for Louis Armstrong, we'd all be wearing powdered wigs. I think that Louis Armstrong loosened the world, helped people to be able to say "Yeah," and to walk with a little dip in their hip. Before Louis Armstrong, the world was definitely square, just like Christopher Columbus thought." - Hugh Masekela

"Id love to work with the people who really got the film industry going again through the 70s: Peter Weir, Bruce Beresford, Gillian Armstrong, Fred Schepisi." - David Wenham

"Vic Armstrong is, of course, a legend" - Martin Scorsese

"I try to improvise like Les Young, Louis Armstrong or someone else I admire. What comes out is what I feel." - Billie Holiday

"Louis Armstrong said you have to live a life. And that's right. If you don't live a life, you don't got nothin' to come out your horn." - Sally Field

"Armstrong has no place in cycling." - Pat McQuaid

"In my opinion, Louis Armstrong is the greatest trumpet stylist of all time and has influenced every trumpet player of his time and long after" - Al Hirt

"Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. I am the first man to piss his pants on the moon." - Buzz Aldrin

"Louis Armstrong changed all the brass players around, but after Bird, all of the instruments had to change - drums, piano, bass, trombones, trumpets, saxophones, everything." - Cootie Williams

"[Louis Armstrong] could play a trumpet like nobody else, then put it down and sing a song like no one else could." - Eddie Condon

"What we will have attained when Neil Armstrong steps down upon the moon is a completely new step in the evolution of man." - Wernher Von Braun

"I can't think of a comparable level of cultural excitement about something since Neil Armstrong landed on the moon in the 1960s." - Stanley Bing

"It was peculiar to be standing so close to him. He's just a man, but still, what a thing to be Neil Armstrong!" - George Meyer

"So much wealth and so much power, Armstrong thought, yet with a little luck, we can bring you down like Humpty-Dumpty..." - James Clavell

"I am surprised nothing has been made of the fact that astronaut Neil Armstrong carried no sidearms when he landed on the moon." - Arthur Joseph Goldberg

"If you listen to Louis Armstrong from 1929, you will never hear anything better than that really, and you will never hear anything more free than that." - Steve Lacy

"Armstrong described the lunar surface as 'beautiful.' I thought to myself, 'It's not really beautiful. It's magnificent that we're here, but what a desolate place we are visiting.'" - Buzz Aldrin

"My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden." - Mose Allison

"I always respected Neil Armstrong highly. He was probably the coolest under pressure of anyone I ever had the privilege of flying with. I never saw him flustered." - Charles Duke

"I am surprised nothing has been made of the fact that astronaut Neil Armstrong carried no sidearms when he landed on the moon." - Arthur Goldberg

"English banjo players really were a law unto themselves - you don't find that kind of brisk banjo playing on the original Louis Armstrong or Bix Beiderbecke records." - Pete Townshend

"I'd love to work with the people who really got the film industry going again through the '70s: Peter Weir, Bruce Beresford, Gillian Armstrong, Fred Schepisi." - David Wenham

"The whole point of Louis Armstrong is that no one can really figure him out. There was a while where I thought you could try." - Sarah Vowell

"Louis Armstrong is quite simply the most important person in American music. He is to 20th century music (I did not say jazz) what Einstein is to physics." - Ken Burns

"I feel very privileged to have worked with a lot of outstanding actors: Alun Armstrong, Peter Mullan, Matt Smith and Andrew Garfield." - Andrew Buchan

"Do you think Duke Ellington didn't listen to Debussy? Louis Armstrong loved opera, did you know that? Name me a jazz pianist who wasn't influenced by European music!" - Dave Brubeck

"Armstrong lives as he rides - surrounded by a cocoon of aides and helpers, his gimlet eyes focused on victory.... The self-described atheist has become a deity... but the inquiry's findings may cause the Armstrong faithful to ask, Was the miracle a mirage?" - Selena Roberts

"Armstrong was the key creator of the mature working language of jazz. Three decades after his death and more than three-quarters of a century since his influence first began to spread, not a single musician who has mastered that language fails to make daily use, knowingly or unknowingly, of something that was invented by Louis Armstrong." - Dan Morgenstern

"When I was little, my dad was in the Air Force. He introduced me to Neil Armstrong, and Neil Armstrong signed my moon book. I had a little moon book, which I still have somewhere, and he signed it, and he died. It's true." - Rich Fulcher

"Neil Armstrong was no Christopher Columbus. In most respects, he was better. Unlike the famous fifteenth century seafarer, Armstrong knew where he landed. He also spent his time in public service, not in jail, and his passing was marked by world-wide encomiums. He ended his days as a celebrated explorer rather than a royal inconvenience." - Seth Shostak

"This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never fought Should contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native land Never to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand." - Aristophanes

"Through tattered clothes great vices do appear; Robes and furred gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold and the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks. Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw does pierce it." - William Shakespeare

"I mark me how today the maples wear A look of inward burgeoning, and I feel Colours I see not in the naked air, Lance-keen, and with the little blue of steel." - Edward Joseph Harrington O'Brien

"A good soldier has his heart and soul in it. When he receives an order, he gets a hard on, and when he drives his lance through his enemy's guts, he comes." - Bertolt Brecht

"You must lance an ulcer to heal it. You must tear down parts of an old building to restore it, and so it is with a sensual life that has no spirit in it." - Rumi

"Volleyball is one of the most interactive games going. It is a game of intuition, imagination, improvisation - but most of all, of reciprocity - of teamwork. There is no way to free-lance in volleyball." - Marv Dunphy

"Pop Salvation is a genius take on discovering who you are by becoming what you most admire. If I didn't know better, I'd think Lance Reynald watched me grow up. Marvelously endearing and insightful." - Josh Kilmer-Purcell

"Pop Salvation is a genius take on discovering who you are by becoming what you most admire. If I did' know better, I"d think Lance Reynald watched me grow up. Marvelously endearing and insightful." - Josh Kilmer-Purcell

"Through tattered clothes small vices do appear; Robes and furred gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold, And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks; Arm it in rags, a pygmy's straw does pierce it." - William Shakespeare

"Do you see a space of the span of a hand on my leg, chest, arm which is not covered by some scar of the wound of a sword or an arrow or a lance ?" - Khalid ibn al-Walid

"You just put that sword away, sir, please," said the voice of Lance-Constable Vimes. "You will not shoot me, you young idiot. That would be murder," said the captain calmly. "Not where I'm aiming, sir." - Terry Pratchett

"Another inspiration that has helped me get through has been Lance Armstrong's story. My cancer is not nearly as bad as his, but I believe in staying motivated and keeping as fit as you can." - Grete Waitz

"As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them, remembered for taking humankind's first small step on a world beyond our own. Besides being one of America's greatest explorers, Neil carried himself with a grace and humility that was an example to us all. When President Kennedy challenged the nation to send a human to the moon, Neil Armstrong accepted without reservation. As we enter this next era of space exploration, we do so standing on the shoulders of Neil Armstrong." - Charles Bolden

"When I was a young man, I shined the shoes of Louis Armstrong and Louis Jordan! Music was just everywhere like that. And in my family, everyone could play something, and if they couldnt play, they could sing." - Chuck Brown

"A very few musicians passed across all decades. In terms of trumpet playing, Louis Armstrong does it of course but Sweets [Edison] is right up there too. He is unique, in every sense of the term." - Freddie Hubbard

"I think we've all had enough of Coltrane saxophonists. There's a case of someone ruining a generation of saxophonists, as Louis Armstrong may have ruined a generation of trumpeters." - Paul Bley

"If the American taxpayer knew how much they paid per person to put Neil Armstrong on the moon they would never have paid it. It was hidden from them deliberately because the costs were astronomical." - Danny Boyle

"Benny Goodman's band was integrated before baseball. Even before it was physically integrated, music was integrated. Everyone listened to Armstrong and Ellington. The 20s was called the Jazz Age. It's part of being American." - Wynton Marsalis

"The hypocrisy seems pathological among the stars. And yet we desperately want to believe Armstrong is immune to dishonesty in the same way everyone wanted to grant McGwire a pass in 1998." - Selena Roberts

"If anybody was Mr. Jazz it was Louis Armstrong. He was the epitome of jazz and always will be. He is what I call an American standard, an American original." - Duke Ellington

"I could see Armstrong bouncing on the moon" - Alexey Leonov

"You ask: What is it that philosophers have called qualitative states? I answer, only half in jest: As Louis Armstrong said when asked what jazz is, 'If you got to ask, you ain't never gonna get to know.'" - Ned Block

"William Armstrong is a great teacher. He speaks truthfullyabout the discipline required for learning, and about the pleasures oforder and system in acquiring knowledge. Any reader, of any age, will enjoythis book." - Jill Ker Conway

"It's America's classical music ... this becomes our tradition ... the bottom line of any country in the world is what did we contribute to the world? ... we contributed Louis Armstrong" - Louis Armstrong

"What [Louis Armstrong] does is real, and true, and honest, and simple, and even noble. Every time this man puts his trumpet to his lips, even if only to practice three notes, he does it with his whole soul." - Leonard Bernstein

"[Louis Armstrong is] the father of us all, regardless of style or how modern we get. His influence is inescapable. Some of the things he was doing in the 20's and 30's, people still haven't dealt with." - Nicholas Payton

"People should not feel intimidated by received wisdom. You have to discover it yourself. If I tell you that Armstrong is great, it's meaningless; you have to hear it." - Gary Giddins

"Louis Armstrong was the primary contributor to jazz music in the 20th century. His improvisational skills served as the principal model for all who came after him, regardless of one's chosen instrument." - Ellis Marsalis, Jr.

"Louis Armstrong is the master of the jazz solo. He became the beacon, the light in the tower, that helped the rest of us navigate the tricky waters of jazz improvisation." - Ellis Marsalis, Jr.

"In fact, I think 500 years from now, the two Americans so far who will be remembered are George Washington and Neil Armstrong, who, amazingly hasn't been paid very much attention." - Kevin Gutzman

"Driven, damaged and dangerous, FBI agent Mercy Gunderson is one of the best female leads to come down the pike since Eve Dallas. Lori Armstrong delivers the goods with MERCILESS." - Cindy Gerard

"If it weren't for greed, intolerance, hate, passion and murder, you would have no works of art, no great buildings, no medical science, no Mozart, no Van Gough, no Muppets and no Louis Armstrong." - Jasper Fforde

"My uncle gave me a trumpet, but I loved the Louis Armstrong sound and the Harry James sound and I played by ear and I played always soulful or very direct from the gut." - Dick Dale

"I just went to Harvard a little while, because I graduated from Armstrong High School in Washington and then I went up there but I didn't stay that long because I went into show business." - Billy Eckstine

"When I have to compete with John Coltrane and Miles Davis and Louie Armstrong on iTunes, which I'm doing now, that's a problem. That means that jazz is not being heard by younger audiences." - Robert Glasper

"Space fascinated me because I'm from the generation that saw Neil Armstrong walk on the moon live on TV. I was 7 at the time. Also, 'Lost in Space' was one of my favorite shows on TV back then." - Alfonso Cuaron

"We've all heard about space and landing on the moon, but somehow it's a very tom-boyish adventure. It's planting the flag on the moon by Neil Armstrong, and it has this very male-hero edge to it." - Lily Koppel

"It's a spirit that was given me and the relationships and meeting all these great people, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong; through Max I met a lot of people too. My first album was with Benny Carter." - Abbey Lincoln

"The New York that Frank Sinatra sang about, people will never know that place. The New Orleans that Louis Armstrong sang about is the New Orleans that's still there - it's preserved." - Blake Lively

"Intimate singing had a wonderful style in the '30s and '40s. It came out of Broadway and the jazz of Louis Armstrong and Billie Holliday. But Sinatra created the best romantic era that we've ever had." - Tony Bennett

"I didn't grow up during the time that Louis Armstrong or Miles Davis and all those people were playing. So it's not really my responsibility to keep it up, what they were doing." - Trombone Shorty

"Admittedly, it would take industrial-grade chutzpah and a massive dose of malevolence for anyone to bulldoze the spot where Neil Armstrong stepped off the Eagle lander. But even innocent visits could be damaging." - Seth Shostak

"I've always loved airplanes and flight. The space program was really important to me as a kid. I still have a photo of Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon in my living room." - Bill Nye

"Louis Armstrong playing trumpet on the Judgment Day." - Al Stewart

"And my dad wanted me to play the trumpet because that's what he liked. His idol was Louis Armstrong. My dad thought my teeth came together in a way that was perfect for playing the trumpet." - Jackson Browne

"When I was a young man, I shined the shoes of Louis Armstrong and Louis Jordan! Music was just everywhere like that. And in my family, everyone could play something, and if they couldn't play, they could sing." - Chuck Brown

"There's no appreciation for the giants [of jazz]; there's never been a major film on Duke Ellington , never a major film on Louis Armstrong. What they accomplished, we could never accomplish today...What's happening now is lightweight compared to what happened before. If Louis Armstrong was alive today, he'd be a superstar. If Art Tatum was alive today, my god, all the piano players would get on their knees. So that's what's missing today; we've been cut off from our heritage." - Randy Weston

"When my sister and I were kids, swimming down in Charleston, there was this pizza parlor that had this old Dixieland band play, and I just loved Louis Armstrong and the sound of his voice, and I got up there with the band and started singing Louis Armstrong songs when I was a kid. I have no idea why, but I did it and I loved it." - Thomas Gibson

"He loved the twilight that surrounds The border-land of old romance; Where glitter hauberk, helm, and lance, And banner waves, and trumpet sounds, And ladies ride with hawk on wrist, And mighty warriors sweep along, Magnified by the purple mist, The dusk of centuries and of song." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I won't try to recall, there lived, not long ago, one of those gentlemen, who usually keep a lance upon a rack, an old shield, a lean horse, and a greyhound for coursing." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Come! Let us lay a lance in rest, And tilt at windmills under a wild sky! For who would live so petty and unblest That dare not tilt at something ere he die; Rather than, screened by safe majority, Preserve his little life to little end, And never raise a rebel cry!" - John Galsworthy

"God loves to see his creatures happy; our lawful delight is His; they know not God that think to please Him with making themselves miserable. The idolaters thought it a fit service for Baal to cut and lance themselves; never any holy man looked for thanks from the true God by wronging himself." - Joseph Hall

"Like an armed warrior, like a plumed knight, James G. Blaine marched down the halls of the American Congress and threw his shining lance full and fair against the brazen foreheads of the defamers of his country, and the maligners of his honor." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"I have a lot of stories. I had done a thing called Nightmare in Red White and Blue, which was an anthology of horror films. I narrated it with a man named Joe Maddrey, who's a writer. He came to my house and said, "Lance would you consider doing this?," and I like Joe so much that I completely relaxed." - Lance Henriksen

"We need to start looking at what we can do as a society to set up men like Sir Lance and Ty and even the young man over the gang for success because it's a system that's broken, not just the actions of the individual." - Daniel Beaty

"I would dream of being a pro skater, but I never dreamt I'd be discovered by Lance Mountain and Stacey Peralta, who were two major heroes of mine, and be asked to skate for that team and be a part of their company." - Mike Vallely

"Chivalry!-why, maiden, she is the nurse of pure and high affection-the stay of the oppressed, the redresser of grievances, the curb of the power of the tyrant-Nobility were but an empty name without her, and liberty finds the best protection in her lance and her sword." - Walter Scott

"But he will have his memories, Lance - long after we've forgotten him." - Alice Evans

"Come! Let us lay a lance in rest, And tilt at windmills under a wild sky! For who would live so petty and unblest That dare not tilt at something ere he die; Rather than, screened by safe majority, Preserve his little life to little end, And never raise a rebel cry!" - John Galsworthy

"Like an armed warrior, like a plumed knight, James G. Blaine marched down the halls of the American Congress and threw his shining lance full and fair against the brazen forehead of every traitor to his country and every maligner of his fair reputation." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Chivalry!-why, maiden, she is the nurse of pure and high affection-the stay of the oppressed, the redresser of grievances, the curb of the power of the tyrant -Nobility were but an empty name without her, and liberty finds the best protection in her lance and her sword." - Walter Scott

"Adolf Hitler may have been wrong all down the line, but one thing is beyond dispute: the man was able to work his way up from lance corporal in the German Army to Fuhrer of a people of almost 80 million. ... His success alone proved that I should subordinate myself to this man." - Adolf Eichmann

"In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church. We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods." - Stephen Bayley

"Just the fact that I've lived more, and I'm not concerned about when I am going to get my next job anymore. This business is free-lance and it's not a steady job. Younger, I would have been more preoccupied with myself." - Raul Julia



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