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"The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word."
"Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese."
"In the creative process there is the father, the author of the play; the mother, the actor pregnant with the part; and the child, the role to be born."
Russian actor, director, method
"Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it."
"They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days."
US radio show host and writer
"A big cat detained briefly in a poodle parlour, sharpening her claws on the velvet."
Africa-born English writer
, on Margaret Thatcher in the House of Lords
"Sometimes when I'm swimming, I think that maybe someday I'll put my red Speedo up for auction. Or maybe I'll donate it to the Smithsonian. They can stuff it with two plums and a gherkin and put it on display."
(married to Téa Leoni)
"Whenever people say 'we mustn't be sentimental,' you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add, 'we must be realistic,' they mean they are going to make money out of it."
"On the whole, I am against mass murder. I rarely commit it myself, and often find myself quite out of sympathy with those who make a habit of it."
"Some people continue to pretend that anchor people are reporters."