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"Follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow."
English writer, composer, physician
"Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved."
"The trouble with Hooker is that he's got his headquarters where his hindquarters ought to be."
US President (12)
(was married to Mary Todd Lincoln; see all US
, on a general reporting from 'Headquarters in the Saddle'
"An American Monkey after getting drunk on Brandy would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men."
"I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit and to mothball his opinions."
General Omar Bradley
"Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering."
R. Buckminster Fuller
US engineer, architect
(great-nephew of Margaret)
"Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it."
J. Russell Lynes
"I know a baseball star who wouldn't report the theft of his wife's credit cards because the thief spends less than she does."
US baseball player
"Most people have a harder time letting themselves love than finding someone to love them."
US basketball player
"There are two ways to achieve happiness: one is to play the fool, the other is to be a fool."
Enrique Jardiel Poncela
"Hollywood is the only place where you can wake up in the morning and hear the birds coughing in the trees."
"I lost because I had appeared in a pro-Jewish picture, played a sympathetic Jewish boy, and shot four Arabs."
, on why he lost a role in Lawrence of Arabia after working in Exodus
"My dream is of a craftsman's cinema in which the author can express himself as directly as the painter in his paintings or the writer in his books."
(son of Pierre Auguste)
"I certainly hope I'm not still answering child-star questions by the time I reach menopause."
"Our poems will have failed if our readers are not brought by them beyond the poems."
"Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mindlisten to the birds. And don't hate nobody."
"Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable."
US football coach
"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."
Charles M. Schulz
US comic artist (Peanuts)