Stupid Quotes 

Alexander Dumas, Emile Zola, Paul Verlane and Guy Maupassant | A group of notables on their long submitted, rather overexcited letter protesting at 'the deflowering of Paris' in 1888.

"What! This is the atrocity which the French have created to give us an idea of their boasted taste...the grotesque mercenary invention of a machine builder"
- Intellectuals write letter protesting proposed Eiffel tower in Paris.

Tesla CEO <B>Elon Musk</B> told analysts Wednesday after a question about his company's capital requirements on May 2, 2018.

"Excuse me, next, next. Boring, bonehead questions are not cool," "We're going to go to YouTube. These questions are so dry. They're killing me," Musk said.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 1519), Italian Renaissance polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, architecture, anatomy, and cartography quoted in 1490 | Leonardo was never known to have a relationship with a woman.

"The sexual act of coitus and the body parts employed for it are so repulsive that, if it were not for the beauty of the faces and the adornment of the actors and the pent up impulse, nature would lose the human species."

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980) French playwright, novelist, and creator of Existentialist philosophy.

"We were never freer than during the German occupation. Since the Nazi venom was poisoning our very own thinking, every free thought was a victory".

Gen. Curtis LeMay(1906 - 1990), who had led the firebombing of Tokyo, told a stunned press on October 3, 1968.

We Americans have “a phobia about nuclear weapons.” To achieve victory in Vietnam, LeMay said, “I would use anything…including nuclear weapons.”

Oliver Ames (1895 - 1918), 22 year old Harvard graduate and newly minted officer confided to his mother in summer 1917. | Ames was killed in a fierce battle with Germans in 1918.

"My excitement and enthusiasm for the trenches is unbounded, and I'm keen to go. And the best part of it is that its not a morbid enthusiasm but a really happy and constructive enthusiasm; am pleased to death with myself."

Goga Askkenazi, a Kazakh businesswoman and socialite, quoted while living in Milan in 2015, on being part of the ruling elite in Communist Kazakhstan.

"There was more to communism than people realize. We lived very well. I thought everybody did. Our building was all officials and their families - so much fun. We went to weekends in the country, a compound with horses and hunting. All the camps were given out to different ministries according to your status."