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"Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish."
(09/23/0480 ?/0406 BC)
"A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading."
"God bless the King, I mean the Faith's Defender;
God blessno harm in blessingthe Pretender;
But who Pretender is, or who is King,
God bless us allthat's quite another thing."
"He played the King as though under the momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the Ace."
, reviewing Creston Clarke as King Lear
"The chasm between the principles upon which this Government was founded, in which it still professes to believe, and those which are daily practiced under the protection of the flag, yawn wide and deep."
Mary Eliza Church Terrell
US writer, social reformer
"Love endures only when the lovers love many things together and not merely each other."
"I've never been lifted. But I do like a bit of glamour in the morning."
"I was friendly with most of my ex-wives. My God, there's a Mickey Rooney's Former Wives Marching Band!"
(eight wives, among them Ava Gardner)
"You can play a shoestring if you're sincere."
US jazz composer, musician
"Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory."
US R'n'B and jazz great
"I never thought that much about my playing. I was adequate."
"What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult."
Moravian Father of Psychoanalysis
(and of Anna)
"Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze."
"When it comes to luck, you make your own."
US singer, songwriter
"I'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous."
US singer, songwriter
Peter Marshall: "Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older? "
Charlie Weaver: "My sense of decency."
US comedian, actor, pianist, composer
, grandfather of Rosanna, Patricia, and David Arquette
"I would never discriminate against someone's talent because they showed the poor taste to like me."
US choreographer, director
(was married to Gwen Verdon)
"There aren't any embarrassing questionsonly embarrassing answers."