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"For an actress to be a success she must have the face of Venus, the brains of Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros."
(sister of John and Lionel, aunt of John Drew, great-aunt of Drew), forgot to add "and the family of a Barrymore"
"A woman can look both moral and exciting . . . if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle."
"Many men would take the death-sentence without a whimper to escape the life-sentence which fate carries in her other hand."
T. E. Lawrence
"Sure I'm for helping the elderly. I'm going to be old myself someday."
US first family
(mother of Jimmy Carter, grandmother of Amy)
, at age 85
"I've been in show business my whole life. Why start something new now?"
US comic, actor
, on retirement plans
"I don't believe that a lot of the things I hear on the air today are going to be played for as long a time as Coleman Hawkins records or Brahms concertos."
Canadian pianist, composer
Long-winded speaker at a charity luncheon, after finally finishing: "I am sorry, Mr. Toastmaster, that I went beyond the limit, but I left my watch at home."
Will Rogers: "Don't you even have a pocket calendar?"
"Rock and roll is the hamburger that ate the world."
"If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?"
US TV reporter
"Sunshine can burn you, food can poison you, words can condemn you, pictures can insult you; music cannot punishonly bless."
Austrian pianist, composer
"Everything we see hides another thing; we always want to see what is hidden by what we see."
"Start young. Throw your arms around ladies' knees. As you get older it will get more interesting."
Edward Shepherd Mead
, on succeeding with women
"If you buy my lamp, you won't need drugs."
Edward Craven Walker
US nudist, inventor
, on his invention, the Lava Lamp