A. J. Jacobs
A. J. Jacobs

My goal? To test out every diet and exercise regimen on planet earth and figure out which work best. I sweated, I cooked, I learned to pole dance. In the end, I lost weight, lowered my cholesterol and doubled my energy level. I feel better than I ever have.

A. P. Herbert
A. P. Herbert

If nobody said anything unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.

Aaron Douglas
Aaron Douglas

When I was fourteen years old, our family drove all the way from Vancouver to Newfoundland and back. I've been all across the great land of Canada. I absolutely love the Maritimes, and I'm very excited to go back, particularly in the fall when it's one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Abba Eban
Abba Eban

If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.

Abbas Kiarostami
Abbas Kiarostami

I feel like a tree. A tree doesn't feel a duty to start doing something about the earth from which it comes. A tree just has to bear fruit, and leaves and blossoms. It doesn't feel grateful to the earth.

Abbie Hoffman
Abbie Hoffman

I was a fugitive, taking risks with my life. I chose that. I chose to be a volunteer to go to Guatemala when they were having their earthquake, to help people with a team of doctors.

Abdul Qadeer Khan
Abdul Qadeer Khan

No money on earth can buy the love and affection that has been given to me by a grateful nation.

Abdullah II of Jordan
Abdullah II of Jordan

Earth's dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists: those who teach that global justice is meaningless; that satisfaction can come only in violence, division, and intellectual isolation.

Abel Ferrara
Abel Ferrara

As barbaric is we are, it's a miracle we haven't blown ourselves off the face of the earth so far.

Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan

When I was in school, sport was given utmost importance. I think it's fantastic for character building, for team playing, and I think it's a great profile for a nation. One in every six people on Earth is an Indian, and I look forward to the day when we can compete with the heavyweights of the sporting world and do well in the medal tally.