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"'Tis not the meat, but 'tis the appetite
Makes eating a delight."
Sir John Suckling
"Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up."
US religious leader
"If you are as happy, my dear sir, on entering this house as I am in leaving it and returning home, you are the happiest man in this country."
US President (15)
(see all US Presidents)
"Life is a long headache in a noisy street."
"Yes, I've been in your living room many times."
, when asked by strangers "Do I know you?"
"Isn't there any other part of the matzo you can eat?"
US actor, icon, sex symbol
(was married to Joe diMaggio and Arthur Miller)
, on being served matzo ball soup three meals in a row
"I don't know what you do but whatever it is, it's electric."
US actor, singer
, to Jim Nabors
"They laughed when I said I was going to be a comedian. Well, they're not laughing now."
English comic, writer
"It seemed that my wife Shirley was always pregnant until we found out what was causing it."
, on why she never toured with him
"The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men more."
"I knew at an early age I wanted to act. Acting was always easy for me. I don't believe in predestination, but I do believe that once you get where ever it is you are going, that is where you were going to be. Was I always going to be here? No I was not. I was going to be homeless at one time, a taxi driver, truck driver, or any kind of job that would get me a crust of bread. You never know what's going to happen."
"Foolish writers and readers are created for each other."
Sir Hugh Walpole
"We were barred from so many hotels, the entire Holiday Inn chain, that we had to check in as Fleetwood Mac lots of times."
(Birds, Faces, Rolling Stones)
, on touring with the Small Faces
"As long as art is the beauty parlor of civilization, neither art nor civilization is secure."
US educator, philosopher
"Hello from the cracks in the sidewalks of NYC and from the ants that dwell in these cracks and feed in the dried blood of the dead that has settled into the cracks."
David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz
US serial killer
"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar."
"Nothing that is worth anything can be achieved in a lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope."
"You should spend your money on some nice lingerie. Big wool cotton pants, that just doesn't work. You have to feel sexy."
"What I have to say is far more important than how long my eyelashes are."
; was engaged to Ryan Reynolds
"Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don't swallow it."
US cartoonist (Dennis the Menace)
"An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome."
"We must never confuse elegance with snobbery."
French Algerian designer