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"Every physician almost hath his favorite disease."
"There's nothing left . . . but to get drunk."
(11/23/1804 - 10/08/1869)
US President (14)
(see all US Presidents)
, on what a president should do upon leaving office
"I shall look forward to a pleasant time."
US founding father
, last words
"To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air."
"Aviation is proof that, given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible."
Edward V. Rickenbacker
"All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species."
John W. Gardner
US writer, political theorist
"Perhaps the crime situation would be improved if we could get more cops off television and onto the streets."
"When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way."
"One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real."
(father of Nastassja Kinski)
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."
"Pick your enemies carefully or you'll never make it in Los Angeles."
US gossip columnist
"Hunter turned out to be a real weenie and a stone f890ing coward . . . He was a total fake."
US Hell's Angel
"I hear that melting pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted."
Reverend Jesse Jackson
US religious leader, perennial presidential candidate
"A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years."
US Presidential candidate
"The movie business divides women into ice queens and sluts, and there have been times I wanted to be a slut more than anything."
"That's a lot to see buggers jump."
, on the cost of ballet tickets (the Trocs are worth it)
"When I got the job, my manager said, 'Kristanna, just enjoy this last year of anonymity, because afterward you're not going to be able to pump your own gas.' I feel ready. Why not?"
US model, actor
, on her role in Terminator 3
"Being married to Arlene Dahl was very nice at nighttime. But in the daytime, it was like being married to Elizabeth Arden."
(In six years of marriage to Dahl, Lamas claims he never saw her without makeup)