They said ...

1 God made the whole numbers, all the rest is the work of man.
Mathematician Leopold Kronecker (1823-1891)

2 What is Art? Anything I can get away with.
Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

3 Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night. God said Let Newton be! and all was light.
Alexander Pope (1854-1912) - 'Epitaph intended for Sir Isaac Newton'

4 And God said, Let there be light and there was light, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected.
Spike Milligan (1918- )

5 I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

6 I took maths, physics and chemistry for A level. From there it was an obvious step to become a transvestite comedian.
Eddie Izzard

7 Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Martha Graham (1894-1991)

8 Sculpture to me is primitive, religious, passionate, and magical - always, always affirmative.
Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)

9 It's not the men in my life that counts - it's the life in my men.
Mae West (1892-1980)

10 I don't mind how much my ministers talk, so long as they do what I say.
Margaret Thatcher (1925- )

11 I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

12 Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales.
Stephen Hawking (1942- ) talking about 'A Brief Hisory of Time'

13 It is amazing what you can do with an E in A-level art, twisted imagination and a chainsaw.
Damien Hirst (1965- ) on winning the 1995 Turner prize

14 The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)

15 I think; therefore I am.
René Descartes (1596-1650) Cogito, ergo sum; Je pense, donc je suis

16 The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics.
Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928)

17 When I'm good, I'm very,very good; but when I'm bad I'm better.
Mae West (1892-1980)

18 In the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes.
Andy Warhol (1927-1987)

19 In mathematics you don't understand things, you just get used to them.
John von Neumann (1903-1957)

20 To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.
William Blake (1757-1827)

21 Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

22 I love work, it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) from 'Three Men in a Boat'

23 God does not play dice.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) rejecting quantum theory

24 I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
Muhammad Ali (1942- )

25 I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty, but I am too busy thinking about myself.
Edith Sitwell (1887-1964)

26 That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong (1930- ) the 'a' was obliterated during transmission

27 There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
Shakespeare (1564-1616) from Hamlet

28 Human kind cannot bear very much reality.
T S Eliot (1888-1965) from Four Quartets

29 Youth is wasted on the young.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

30 Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, And that's what parents were created for.
Ogden Nash (1902-1971)

31 Medicine is the art of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

32 Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
Voltaire again