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"People wish their enemies dead, but I do not; I say give them the gout, give them the stone!"
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
"But me thought it lessened my esteem of a king, that he should not be able to command the rain."
"So that's what hay looks like."
, on evacuation from the palace during WWII
"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."
"I stick to simple themes. Love. Hate. No nuances. I stay away from psychoanalyst's couch scenes. Couches are good for one thing."
"No man is lonely while eating spaghetti."
"Who wants to see me as 'Hamlet'? Very few. But millions want to see me as Frankenstein so that's the one I do."
"They weren't really weddings, just long costume parties."
, on three of her weddings
"Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous system. I have never known a man who died from overwork, but many who died from doubt."
Charles Horace Mayo
(brother of William James Mayo)
"I can't talk about myself. I just can't. I know I've influenced people, and I'm proud of that. But as I see it, I really haven't done anything. I haven't saved anybody from a burning building."
"A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist."
(brother of Joseph Alsop, Jr.)
"In the Top Forty, half the songs are secret messages to the teen world to drop out, turn on, and groove with the chemicals and light shows at discotheques."