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"An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought."
US Senator (PA), financier
"They were torn between two fires."
"The clever men at Oxford
Know all that there is to be knowed.
But they none of them know one half as much
As intelligent Mr. Toad."
"The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic."
Henry Ward Beecher
"Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead."
"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats."
US mathematician, engineer
(died near his birthday)
"I have come to the conclusion that the major part of the work of a President is to increase the gate receipts of expositions and fairs and bring tourists to town."
William Howard Taft
US President (27)
(see all US Presidents)
"Everyone in the world is Christ and they are all crucified."
"The Monkees are to the Beatles what 'Star Trek'
is to NASA. They are both totally valid in their contexts."
US singer, drummer, actor
"Like two skeletons copulating on a corrugated tin roof."
Sir Thomas Beecham
British composer, conductor
, on the harpsichord
"Because modeling is lucrative, I'm able to save up and be more particular about the acting roles I take."
"When I was in school I read a lot of comic books and pretend I was in them and kids would tease me and call me names. But now I do the same things and people say that I'm artistic and cool and I'm doing the exact same thing I did in high school. It wasn't a very artistic school."
Freddie Prinze, Jr.
(son of Freddie Prinze; married to Sarah Michelle Gellar)
"They call a man graceful because he hits a little ball with a certain swing. My father hammered piles on a railroad out of Martinez for 10 cents an hour to support a family. That was grace."
US baseball player
(was married to Marilyn Monroe)
"I know I'm not pretty. I cannot make a place for myself on the screen as a beauty. I am not even an exciting person. There is, therefore, only one thing left. I must be an actress. And the more variety I can get, the more they will think of me as a capable actress."
"There is no reciprocity. Men love women, women love children, children love hamsters."
Alice Thomas Ellis