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"Sure men were born to lie, and women, to believe them."
"One ugly trick has often spoiled
The sweetest and the best;
Matilda, though a pleasant child,
One ugly trick possessed."
"It is always brave to say what everyone thinks."
"As scandal is the second breath of life my name is down for an early copy."
, on Margot Asquith's autobiography
"I've always regretted that I'm made of contradictions. But, if contradiction is impossible to overcome, we have to accept both its ends."
"It's ill-becoming for an old broad to sing about how bad she wants it. But occasionally we do."
US singer, actor
"You have debased my childyou have made him a laughingstock of intelligencea stench in the nostrils of the gods of the ionosphere."
Dr. Lee deForest
, on his 1906 invention, the Audion Tube, which made commercial radio possible
"Everybody's got plans...until they get hit."
"In common with many Christians of the classic type he felt sincerely safer and more at ease when he had given away all he had, like a man passing a ball in a game."
"I have only read one book in my life and that is 'White Fang.' It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another."
(sister of Jessica)
"Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore."
US guitar great
"Golf is more fun than walking naked in a strange place, but not much."
"Where in this small-talking world can I find a longitude with no platitude?"