The Beatles, "It's All Too Much" (1969).
An ideological movement is a collection of people many of whom could hardly bake a cake, fix a car, sustain a friendship or a marriage, or even do a quadratic equation, yet they believe they know how to rule the world. The university, in which it is possible to combine theoretical pretension with comprehensive ineptitude, has become the natural habitat of the ideological enthusiast. A kind of adventure playground, carefully insulated from reality in order to prevent absent-minded professors from bumping into things as they explore transcendental realms, has become the institutional base for civilizational self-hatred.kenneth minogue
She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake.Margot Asquith
The glittering structure of her cultivation sits on her novels like a rather showy icing that detracts from the cake beneath.Louis Stanton Auchincloss
You cannot eat your cake and have your cake; 48 and store 's no sore.Miguel de Cervantes
The Pumpkins love rock-and-roll, we absolutely love it, but we also think it's a flatulent, ego-serving kiddie playground. You can have your cake and eat it too.billy corgan
I realized that the only possible response was to go to my wonderful local café, Maison Bertaux, check everyone was well, eat a little cake and then make art. To me, making art, and in particular public art, is always an assertion of our humanity and our strength.martin firrell
Wolde ye bothe eate your cake, and haue your cake?john heywood
I do not want to miss a good chance of getting us a slice of this magnificent African cake.King Leopold II
[Plays that would] cut through time like a knife through a layer cake or a road through a mountain revealing its geologic layers.Arthur Miller
Let's make a law that gay people can have birthdays, but straight people get more cake — you know, to send the right message to kids.bill maher
You can't have your cake and eat it too.
The great difficulty which history records is not that of the first step, but that of the second step. What is most evident is not the difficulty of getting a fixed law, but getting out of a fixed law; not of cementing (as upon a former occasion I phrased it) a cake of custom, but of breaking the cake of custom; not of making the first preservative habit, but of breaking through it, and reaching something better.walter bagehot
"Everyone is bisexual’: “I’ve always had as many powerful, creative ladies in my life as I have men, and you could probably describe some of those relationships as romantic. I think everyone’s bisexual to some degree or another; it’s just a question of whether or not you choose to recognise it and embrace it. Personally, I think choosing between men and women is like choosing between cake and ice cream. You’d be daft not to try both when there are so many different flavours.”björk guðmundsdóttir
You've baked a really lovely cake, but then you've used dog shit for frosting.steve jobs
"Who are you gonna ask?" "That girl over there." "Summer Wheatly? How the heck are you gonna do that?" "Build her a cake or something."Napoleon
Wolde ye bothe eate your cake, and haue your cake?
Romance novels are birthday cake and life is often peanut butter and jelly. I think everyone should have lots of delicious romance novels lying around for those times when the peanut butter of life gets stuck to the roof of your mouthJanet Evanovich
He that will have a cake out of the wheat must tarry the grinding.
You wouldn't believe
On All Hallow Eve
What lots of fun we can make,
With apples to bob,
And nuts on the hob,
And a ring-and-thimble cake.