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"I think that if you shake the tree, you ought to be around when the fruit falls to pick it up."
"An orator is the worse person to tell a plain fact."
Holmes: "I followed you."
Man: "I saw no one."
Holmes: "That is what you may expect to see when I follow you."
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"To err is human; to loaf, Parisian."
"I said to Marilyn, 'Why can't you get here on time, for f890's sake?' And she replied, 'Oh, do you have that word in England, too?'"
Sir Laurence Olivier
"I finally know what distinguishes man from other beasts: financial worries."
"You can't tell a millionaire's son from a billionaire's."
"Chief executives, who themselves own few shares of their companies, have no more feeling for the average stockholder than they do for baboons in Africa."
T. Boone Pickens
"One reason people get divorced is that they run out of gift ideas."
US writer, billiards maven, quote collector
"Always suspect any job men willingly vacate for women."
"Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it."
"Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia."
Joseph Wood Krutch
US naturalist, writer
"There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry."
US scientist, mathematician, calligrapher