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"How these curiosities would be quite forgot, did not such idle fellows as I am put them down."
"The press is a mill that grinds all that is put into its hopper. Fill the hopper with poisoned grain and it will grind it to meal, but there is death in the bread."
William C. Bryant
"The philosophers of the Middle Ages demonstrated both that the Earth did not exist and also that it was flat. Today they are still arguing about whether the world exists, but they no longer dispute about whether it is flat."
"Be carefulwith quotations you can damn anything."
"A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top."
"You won't find a single four-letter word in there. I don't go for that bullsh*t."
US baseball pitcher
, on his autobiography
"Maybe I'm too masculine. Casting directors cast in their own, or an idealized image. Maybe I don't look like anybody's ideal."
"Maggie Smith used to have excellent skin. Have you seen her face lately? In a few more years, they'll have to unfold it to find out who she used to be."
"Maybe it's the hair. Maybe it's the teeth. Maybe it's the intellect. No, it's the hair."
, on Farrah Fawcett
"It's hard being black. You ever been black? I was black oncewhen I was poor."
"I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you can ride on."
"With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft."
"Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness."
"I haven't thought about it. I'm not capable of deep thinking."
US football quarterback
, on being moved from starting QB to reserve
"This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover."
"Tim has a great vision. Unfortunately he gets so involved with the characterization of the villains, and the scenic backgrounds, that at times he forgets about the story line."
, on Tim Burton