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"I asked my father what there was to make doctoring more disgusting than nursing, which women were always doing, and which ladies had done publicly in the Crimea. He could not tell me."
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
English physician, mayor
"The surprising thing about this paper is that a man who could write it would."
J. E. Littlewood
"Rodgers and Hammerstein, if you can imagine it taking two men to write one song."
, when asked "Who wrote 'Some Enchanted Evening'?"
"Men are nicotine-soaked, beer-besmirched, whisky-greased, red-eyed devils."
US temperance fanatic
"You can't go to the store and buy a good ear and rhythm."
US inventor, musician
"A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage."
US secretary of defense
"La-La Land's a land of losers; we're all just a bunch of dreamers with a nickel in our shoe."
R. Wright Campbell
"I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something."
"Twelve for 23... It doesn't take a genius to see that's under 50 percent."
"There's three of us in the band, so we split everything straight down the middle."
English drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
"All of us are mad. If it weren't for the fact every one of us is slightly abnormal, there wouldn't be any point in giving each person a separate name."
"But the monsters are still men in rubber suits stomping on fake buildings, and I wouldn't want it any other way."
Craig S. Thom
US friend of quotekeeper
, on Japanese monster movies in the 1990s
"I got sick of turning on the TV and seeing my face."
Michael J. Fox
"The only difference between them and my girls is that my girls gave a man his money's worth."
, on women who marry from greed
"Puberty was very vague. I literally locked myself in a room and played guitar."
"It's only people who are hysterical who can play hysterical parts."
"I couldn't be anorexic because I like food too much, and I couldn't be bulimic because I hate throwing up too much."
"Poems in a way are spells against death. They are milestones, to see where you were then from where you are now."