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"The boughs that bear most hang lowest."
English actor, writer
"Critics are eunuchs at a gang bang."
US comic, actor
"There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper."
"All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography."
"When you call upon a Thoroughbred, he gives you all the speed, strength of heart and sinew in him. When you call on a jackass, he kicks."
"Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance."
King George V
"Stealing things is a glorious occupation, particularly in the art world."
"Technology is Darwinian. It spreads. It evolves. It adapts. The most dangerous wipes out the less fit."
"Fame has sent a number of celebrities off the deep end, and in the case of Michael Jackson, to the kiddy pool."
"The heads of strong old age are beautiful beyond all grace of youth."
"I've actually rented Björk's swan dress. I know that's kind of recycling, but I saw An Inconvenient Truth."
, on what he's wearing to the Emmys, 2009
"I'm disappointed in acting as a craft. I want everything to go back to Orson Welles and fake noses and changing your voice. It's become so much about personality."
"Never darken my Dior again!"
, to a waiter who spilled soup on her dress
"I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine."
"I always ask myself, 'Is the movie that I am watching as interesting as a documentary of the same actors having lunch together?'"
(died near his birthday)