quote by Flannery O'Connor

The fiction of Ayn Rand is as low as you can get re fiction. I hope you picked it up off the floor of the subway and threw it in the nearest garbage pail. She makes Mickey Spillane look like Dostoevsky.

— Flannery O'Connor

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I'm probably a bit of a cheeky grandson, like my brother as well.

We both take the mickey a bit too much.


The decathlon is nine Mickey Mouse events and the 1500 metres.

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Kiddies, Graphic Design, if you wield it effectively, is Power.

Power to transmit ideas that change everything. Power that can destroy an entire race or save a nation from despair. In this century, Germany chose to do the former with the swastika, and America opted for the latter with Mickey Mouse and Superman.

Hollywood and Disneyland are the legacy of Europe's cultural imperialism.

We gave them nursery rhymes and they gave back film. Televised riots are as American as Barbie/ Big Macs. Tomorrow the riots will be forgotten but Mickey mouse will still be there. Welcome to Disneyland.

Mickey Cohen: New York, its like being a rat in a maze, everyone living on top of each other, but out here, I can breathe. I love Los Angeles.


The image we have would be impossible for Mickey Mouse to maintain. We're just... normal people.

Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.

I'll take you to Mickey D's," said Sean.

"I'll buy you a hamburger." Annie was not thrilled. Sean's offer did not compare to offers made in other centuries. "And fries," Sean said. "And a vanilla milkshake." Annie remained unthrilled. "Okay, okay. You can have a Big Mac." Romance in my century, she thought, is pitiful.

It doesn't look nearly as big as it did the first time I saw one.

Mickey McGuire and I used to sit hour after hour in the cockpit of the one that American used for training, at the company school in Chicago, saying to each other, 'My God, do you think we'll ever learn to fly anything this big?'

When I was poor living in a garage in Kansas I began to draw the mice that scampered over my desk. That is how Mickey Mouse was born.


Mickey is a secret journal chained closed with a padlock, slammed inside a vault and dropped into the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

I would say that Mickey Mouse has a greater influence on the American public than Shakespeare, Milton, Dante, Rabelais, Shostakovitch, Lenin, and/or Van Gogh. Which says 'What?' about the American Public. Disneyland remains the central attraction of Southern California, but the graveyard remains our reality.

I loved The Wind in the Willows. ... Walt Disney should be sued for cheapening it as he did. Imagine it, Mickey Mousing all those nice characters. I'm surprised he didn't do it with the New Testament.

Human beings have a lot of problems identifying themselves with other human beings who don't resemble them exactly. But there's something about drawing that means that anyone can identify to a drawing. I mean, people can identify themselves with Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse.

I'm Mickey Mouse. They don't know who's inside the suit.


There only have been two people on this earth that I was nervous around: Chet Atkins and Mickey Mantle. It's because of the respect I have for them.

Mickey is one of the prime examples: Mickey has never been suspected of being an American export. It was deja vu. They gave him a local name and he's been accepted everywhere he goes.

I did meet Mickey Mouse in California, and he seems to be writing the Labour party's economic policy at the moment.

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.

And that one is gone. A home run for Mickey Mantle! How do you like that?


And if we’re talking about hard-boiled detectives, too, what could be more hardboiled than the worldview of Ligotti or Cioran? They make the grittiest of crime writers seem like dilettantes. Next to The Conspiracy Against the Human Race, Mickey Spillane seems about as hard-boiled as bubble gum.

Just like every other kid in my grade school, I was listening to my little radio plug in my ear when Mickey Mantle hit 18 post-season homers and won series after series for the Yankees. I listened and I learned from that. I think he was the original 'Mr. October,' but thank god it didn't stick.

He (Mickey Mantle) should lead the league in everything.

With his combination of speed and power he should win the triple batting crown every year. In fact, he should do anything he wants to do.

When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human;

and that is the secret of his popularity.

Mickey Rourke was the Brad Renfro of the '80s.


The thing I really liked about Mickey was the way he treated everyone the same.

When I was a kid, I never went to Disneyland.

My ol' man told me Mickey Mouse died in a cancer experiment.

Carl Yastrzemski was the best all-around player.

He could run, throw and hit. He had the ability to play a number of different positions. He signed as a shortstop. He could play the outfield, of course, and third base and first, too. He was a tremendous athlete. Mickey Mantle was unbelievable, too.

I always tell Cristiano before training, 'If you do stepovers on me, I will break your legs and rip up your shirt.' I have no wish to have the mickey taken out of me all week.

Who that man in the black Sedan With two cheap hookers and a Mexican Pumpin' white lines, sippin' warm Coors Light Mickey Avalon, call me Mr. Right


Mickey Mouse... is always there-he's part of my life. That really is something not everyone can call their claim to fame.

I never get the accountants in before I start up a business.

It's done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.

Everything is difficult, and everything worthwhile is difficult.

A certain need, a need not unlike Mickey had: to know, to understand, and I had that need to understand and to know.

I used to love watching him as a player, so it is a joy to play alongside him.

I might take the mickey out of him, but deep down I have so much admiration for him.