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"Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment."
Japanese religious leader
"Music hath charm to soothe a savage breast,
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak."
"WhiskeyI like it, I always did, and that is the reason I never use it."
Robert E. Lee
"I have great faith in foolsself-confidence, my friends call it."
Edgar Allan Poe
"The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution."
"Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one."
English politician, scholar
"To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have."
Ken S. Keyes, Jr.
"Film-making has become a kind of hysterical pregnancy."
"Fourteen heart attacks, and the son of a bitch has to croak in my week. In MY WEEK."
, on Eisenhower's death pre-empting her appearance on Newsweek's cover
"I'm funny about who I sweat with."
, on why she doesn't work out with Jane Fonda
"Do not imagine that art is something which is designed to give gentle uplift and self-confidence. Art is not a brassiere. At least, not in the English sense. But do not forget that brassiere is the French for life-jacket."
"Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography."
"Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself."
"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new."
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Indian spiritual leader
"Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting."
"I've been real lucky about writing people songs, but a lot of times if I picked a song, the guy didn't want the song for himself. You had to use backwards psychologyI'd say this is a song for Muddy Waters if I wanted Howlin Wolf to do it because they seemed to have a little thing going on between them."
"And I to my motorcycle
Parked like the soul of the junkyard
Restored, a bicycle fleshed
With power, and tore off
Up Highway 106 continually
Drunk on the wind in my mouth
Wringing the handlebar for speed
Wild to be wreckage forever."
"If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude; I hope to make you use your imagination."
Austrian actor, inventor
"When Warren Beatty called a girl up, it was usually to try to get her into the sack. but he called me to find out what kind of bologna I used. I just don't have what it takes, I guess. Raquel Welch has what it takes. She's so sexy and gorgeous, even I want to jump on her!"