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"I can understand that memory must be selective, else it would choke on the glut of experience. What I cannot understand is why it selects what it does."
"John Gielgud is so camp! When he took home the Oscar for 'Arthur,' he said, 'Just what I've always wanteda naked man in my rumpus room.'"
"It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful."
"If it wasn't for [pimps, prostitutes, hustlers, gangsters, and gamblers] there wouldn't be no jazz! They supported the club owners who bought the music. It wasn't the middle-class people who said 'Let's go hear Charlie Parker tonight.'"
"After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity."
"When Solomon said that there was a time and a place for everything he had not encountered the problem of parking an automobile."
US TV host
"A man's screech should exceed his rasp, or what's a violin for?"
Canadian technical communicator
(also see Robert Browning)
"I don't see myself as the Hunk of the Month."
"I have a thing with the camera. The lens is unconditional. It doesn't judge you."
"All over Alabama the lamps are outLet Us Now Praise Famous Men."
US writer, critic, and frequent crossword puzzle answer
"How are you supposed to be able to tell when cat food has gone bad?"
US friend of the quotekeeper
"I see L.A. as a beautiful blonde with dirty underwear."
"A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example."
Sir Robert Menzies
"I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel. What's an unpopular novel?"
"If they hadn't thrown me off, I would've been the star!"
US comic, actor
, as "Tony Clifton"
"Wonder Woman is lame. She flies around in an invisible jet, but she's not invisible. I don't get it."
"Being a star has made it possible for me to get insulted in places where the average Negro could never hope to get insulted."
Sammy Davis, Jr.
"The world I create in the writing compensates for what the real world does not give me."
Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua