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"Do you not know, my son, with what little understanding the world is ruled?"
"Yes, it's hard to write, but it's harder not to."
Carl van Doren
US writer, educator
"Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women."
"Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy."
(was married to Alma Schindler)
"He could not blow his nose without moralising on the state of the handkerchief industry."
, on George Orwell
"The road to success is always under construction."
"Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything."
"The time has come for all good men to rise above principle."
US Senator (LA)
"You stick around long enough and you get noticed."
US guitarist (Aerosmith)
(also see Steven Tyler)
"Pithy is as pithy does."
US friend of quotekeeper (no hurry to choose a career!)
"In the U.S., with very few exceptions, actresses older than 35 are simply discarded."
(was married to Steven Spielberg)
"The English people, a lot of them, would not be able to understand a word of spoken Shakespeare. There are people who do and I'm not denying they exist. But it's a far more philistine country than people think."
"We are not that flash, me or the missus. In fact, we are quite low-maintenance."
English film director
(married to Madonna)
"Music is my greatest love. If I could play an instrument I would be a musician."
(was married to Reese Witherspoon)
"Now the truth of the matter is that there are a lot of things people don't understand. Take the Einstein theory. Take taxes. Take love. Do you understand them? Neither do I. But they exist. They happen."
"For 10 years I was the wisecracking lady reporter who stormed the city desk snapping, `Stop the presses! I've got a story that will break this town wide open!'"
(was married to Ronald Reagan; mother of Maureen Reagan and Michael Reagan)
"If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just."
English businesswoman (The Body Shop)
"The year you win an Oscar is the fastest year in a Hollywood actor's life. Twelve months later they ask, 'Who won the Oscar last year?'"
(died near his birthday)