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"Hovering between wife and death."
, on his deathbed, when asked how he was
"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
"Everybody sets out to do something, and everybody does something, but no one does what he sets out to do."
"There ought to be one dayjust onewhere there is open season on senators."
"Hollywood is the only place where you can wake up in the morning and hear the birds coughing in the trees."
"Because you send your poem by mail."
, rejecting a poem called "Why Do I Live?"
"I don't know how Andy can make 60 seconds on '60 Minutes' seem like 60 hours."
was married to Betsy for almost 65 years
"I have seasonal answers. In the summer: 'I like it down there because it's cool.' In the winter: 'I like it down there because it's warm.' Then I've got one that isn't seasonal: 'Go to hell.'"
(died near his birthday)
, on how he liked it in the sewer
"Red lips are not so red
As the stained stones kissed by the English dead."
English soldier, writer
"A vision of truth which does not call upon us to get out of our armchairwhy, this is the desideratum of mankind."
John Jay Chapman
"It's really time for us to grow up and discover our vaginas."
US actor ("Hot Lips" on M*A*S*H, Vagina Monologues)
"Enough of blood and tears. Enough!"
Israeli Prime Minister
"I am certain there is too much certainty in the world."
"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."
US TV commentator