quote by Benito Mussolini

Better to live a day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep

— Benito Mussolini

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It's better to live one day as a lion than a dozen years as a sheep.

There are only two things: love, all sorts of love, with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington. Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly.

How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?

I Hated Duke. I Felt Like They Only Recruited Black Players That Were Uncle Toms.

Bebop didn't have the humanity of Duke Ellington.

It didn't even have that recognizable thing. Bird and Diz were great, fantastic, challenging — but they weren't sweet.

Criminal justice, as it pertains to the Goldmans and Morgan Stanleys of the world, is not adversarial combat, with cops and crooks duking it out in interrogation rooms and courthouses. Instead, it's a cocktail party between friends and colleagues who from month to month and year to year are constantly switching sides and trading hats.

The poor old Duke [of Wellington]! What shall I say of him? To be sure he was born in Ireland, but being born in a stable does not make a man a horse.

People think there's a rigid class system here, but dukes have been known to marry chorus girls. Some have even married Americans.

There's no other state, none, that's as connected to their basketball program as this one. Because those other states have other programs. Michigan has Michigan State, California has UCLA, North Carolina has Duke. It's Kentucky throughout this whole state, and that's what makes us unique.

The bastards murdered half my family.

The guy you see on the screen isn’t really me.

I’m Duke Morrison, and I never was and never will be a film personality like JOHN WAYNE . I know him well. I’m one of his closest students. I have to be. I made a living out of him.

I would like to go to Russia very much — although the bastards murdered half my family.

We used to be so proud that our country offered far more economic opportunities than the feudal system in Great Britain, with its royal family, princesses and dukes. But social mobility in the UK is higher than in the US. Our social rift is as big as it was in the 1920s.

The Duke of Edinburgh has perfected the art of saying hello and goodbye in the same handshake.

I learned from Ethel Waters, Duke Ellington, Adelaide Hall, the Nicholas Brothers, the whole thing, the whole schmear. [The Cotton Club] was a great place because it hired us, for one thing, at a time when it was really rough [for Black performers].

You can't have been here long, you haven't got a pot belly.

For me, Duke was personal. I hated Duke and I hated everything I felt Duke stood for. Schools like Duke didn’t recruit players like me. I felt like they only recruited players who were Uncle Toms.

Speaking as an actress, I wish all actors would be more like Duke Wayne.

And speaking as a person, it would be nice if all people could be honest and as genuine as he is. This is a real man.

I'm a big fan of reality shows. I thought the first one, Dukes of Hazzard, captured white people perfectly.

When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a drawing room full of dukes.

A fully equipped duke costs as much to keep up as two Dreadnoughts, and dukes are just as great a terror -- and they last longer.

In Rio Bravo when Duke makes love to Feathers, the scene dissolves to the next morning where we see him putting on his vest and almost humming. It was subtle, but you knew what happened. Give me a towel and some blankets any day!

I heard Sidney Bechet play a Duke Ellington piece and fell in love with the soprano saxophone.

It isnt only fictional heroes to whom toast means home and comfort.

It is related of the Duke of Wellington - I believe by Lord Ellesmere - that when he landed at Dover in 1814, after six years absence from England, the first order he gave at the Ship Inn was for an unlimited supply of buttered toast.

Jessica's Daisy Dukes are even shorter than Catherine Bach's, which I honestly didn't think was possible.

I have too much potential for collapse.

There's an anonymity that makes people feel safe to participate in hatefulness. I like a good old-fashioned fistfight if people are pissed off at each other. I just feel like if you're really mad and want to have a fight, then put your dukes up.

Everyone marries the Duke of Westminster. There are a lot of duchesses, but only one Coco Chanel.

You know, I always when people ask me, like, what is my most favorite song, I quote Duke Ellington, when they would ask him, what's his favorite composition? And I say, I haven't written it yet. Because, you know, there are different songs for different occasions.

I could turn on my radio in the morning when I was getting dressed for school and hear Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman and think this is the music. Now that music is art. Ellington is art. At that time it was just what you heard on the radio. Cole Porter was just a guy who wrote pretty songs and Billie Holliday would sing them.

I always remember that whatever I have done in the past or may do in the future, Duke University is responsible in one way or another.

Count Basie was college, but Duke Ellington was graduate school.

I shall last a year, and but little longer: we must think to do good work in that year. Four things are laid upon me: to drive out the English; to bring you to be crowned and anointed at Reims; to rescue the Duke of Orléans from the hands of the English; and to raise the siege of Orléans.

You hear about the Duke Ellingtons, the Jimmie Luncefords, and the Fletcher Hendersons, but people sometimes forget that jazz was not only built in the minds of the great ones, but on the backs of the ordinary ones.

Who knows who will be on board? A couple of spies, for sure.

At least one grand duke; a few beautiful woman, no doubt very rich and very troubled. Anything can happen and usually does on the Orient Express.

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