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"Education is about the only thing lying around loose in the world, and it's about the only thing a fellow can have as much of as he's willing to haul away."
US editor (Saturday Evening Post)
"I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and allows less room for lies."
"A louse in the locks of literature."
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
, on critic J. Churton Collins
"Relax, Georgie, I'm just making my collar and cuffs match."
, when George Raft discovered her applying peroxide to her pubic hair
"The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous."
"How can you eat anything with eyes?"
US cereal giant
"Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago."
Lithuanian-US art critic
"I may be the girl next door, but you wouldn't want to live next to me."
"The iceberg cuts its facets from within
Like jewelry from a grave."
"Old age is no place for sissies."