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"Women and men of wit are dangerous tools,
And ever fatal to admiring fools."
Alfred Hitchcock: "One look at you and I know there's famine in the land."
George Bernard Shaw: "One look at you, Mr. Hitchcock, and I know who caused it."
Famous English author and literary smart guy
"He has all the characteristics of a dog except loyalty."
, on Thomas Jefferson Green
"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you."
"A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug."
English writer, linguist
"In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others."
"The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good."
"When I was born, I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half."
US comic, actor
(was married to George Burns)
, shown with hubby George
"Champagne for everybody!"
, on learning that her TV husband William Frawley had died
"I've always played disintegrated characters. I don't know much about acting, but I can play those kinds of characters."
(was married to Lauren Bacall)
"The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes."
(Photo courtesy of Alan Bowker)
"I'd rather be dead than singing 'Satisfaction' when I'm forty-five."
Sir Mick Jagger
"It's the creme-de-la-creme of bullsh*t."
, on the Academy Awards
"Without fanaticism we cannot accomplish anything."
"Fame means when your computer modem is broken, the repair guy comes out to your house a little faster."
"If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex."
"Pearl is a disease of oysters. Levant is a disease of Hollywood."
"Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future."
"The magnitude of our social problems will require that all citizens and institutions make a commitment to volunteering as a way of life and as a primary opportunity to create needed change..."
US governor (MI)
(father of Mitt Romney)