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"Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself."
"Our body is a well-set clock, which keeps good time, but if it be too much or indiscreetly tampered with, the alarm runs out before the hour."
"Let us go and talk with the poets."
, on arriving in San Francisco
"You're looking exceptionally ugly tonight, Madam; is it because we have company?"
French "pataphysical" writer
"Not only is he ambidextrous, but he can throw with either hand."
"The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one."
US comic, actor
"Didn't you ever notice how it's always people who wish they had somethin' or had done somethin' that hate the hardest?"
US writer (Peyton Place)
"Jimmy Dean dropped by my session the other night and said, 'I see you're still singing your ass off,' and I said to him, 'I see you're still as big headed as you Texans always are...'"
"Never look at the trombones. You'll only encourage them."
"It is such a waste. It makes you logy and half-alive. It gives you nothing. It takes away."
, on prejudice
"When you have PMS and are really grouchy, I think you're supposed to go off somewhere and do something creative."
US singer, songwriter
"When I was young, I wanted to do something more low-key, like become a drummer in a rock band."
"I change my mind so much I need two boyfriends and a girlfriend."
"I can't tell you how many shows I've done with full-blown migraine headaches."
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
"The players in this drama of frustration and indignity are not commas or semicolons in a legislative thesis; they are people, human beings, citizens of the United States of America."
US activist, statesman