Leaders should lead as far as they can and then vanish.

Their ashes should not choke the fire they have lit.

Real victories are those that protect human life, not those that result from its destruction or emerge from its ashes.

We will all, someday, experience death, and become obsolete as a dead leaf falling from a tree, crushed by passersby to ashes underlying the earth.

My mother was a phoenix who always expected to rise from the ashes of her latest disaster. She loved being Judy Garland.

We've persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people - a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization. Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it's time to turn the page.

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.

You can flush my ashes down the toilet, for all I care.

Of thousands of others, nearer the centre of the explosion, there was no trace.

They vanished. The theory in Hiroshima is that the atomic heat was so great that they burned instantly to ashes - except that there were no ashes.

There is nothing more exciting in sport when the top two countries in the world are battling for the Ashes.

Hawaii is the best form of comfort for me.

When I die, I want to be cremated, and I want half my ashes spread in the Pacific around the island, the rest on the property.

He who burns down his house knows why ashes cost a fortune.

I can't tell you what an honor it is, to even be mentioned in the same breath with Arthur Ashe. This is something I certainly will treasure forever.

And I'm going to work as hard as I can.

.. for cancer research and hopefully, maybe, we'll have some cures and some breakthroughs. I'd like to think I'm going to fight my brains out to be back here again next year for the Arthur Ashe recipient. I want to give it next year!

Mr. Arthur Ashe, he was good. I read some of his books. He knew about everything, but he was real quiet and didn't talk much. I never met him.

Mr. Burns comes out and flips cigar ashes on his shoes, and makes up about 90 percent of what you hear.

I speak of the old Japan, because out of the ashes of the old Japan there has risen a new Japan.