She is changing the world one sequin at a time while he fully supports a policy of eating cake.
The pearls of wisdom from pop super madam Lady Gaga and Mayor of London Boris Johnson are among new entries to the latest Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.
Published today, the book offers a glimpse into the inner workings of the world’s rich, famous and powerful.
Steve Jobs, the late head of Apple Inc, appears in the dictionary for the first time and gives an instant insight into his approach to business.
“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy,” he said.
Meanwhile, naturalist Charles Darwin, captured an overwhelming enthusiasm for his subject when he stated: “I feel like an old warhorse at the sound of a trumpet when I read about the capturing of rare beetles.”
Lady Gaga said she was “just trying to change the world one sequin at a time” while London Mayor Boris Johnson amusing reflects on his position on cake.
“My policy on cake is still pro having it and pro eating it,” he said.
The dictionary contains numerous references to Scotland given the referendum year.
The journalist Claud Cockburn, writing in 1960, saw Scotland as something more than a country or a place on a map.
“I had occasion, not for the first time, to thank heaven for that state of mind which cartographers seek to define as Scotland.”
In 1790, however, it was a more specific political situation which concerned the poet Robert Burns.
“What are all the boasted advantages which my country reaps from a certain Union that can counterbalance the annihilation of her independence?”
He might have taken some comfort from the words of Voltaire, affirming the importance of his country: “We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation.”
Many inspirational people have added their knowledgeable words to the new eighth edition.
Malala Yousafzai will be remembered for her powerful address to the United Nations General Assembly in 2013 when she said: “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.”
Money also features as a theme within the new dictionary following the fallout of the financial crisis.
Included is the message left by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liam Byrne to his successor.
“Dear Chief Secretary, I’m afraid there is no money,” he said.