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"To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another."
G. Wilhelm Liebniz
"Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out."
Jean Paul Richter
"I would advise young artists . . . to paint as they can, as long as they can, without being afraid of painting badly . . . . If their painting doesn't improve by itself, it means that nothing can be doneand I wouldn't do anything!"
(Manet is here)
"Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession."
Charles J. C. Lyall
"If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong."
"Nobody objects to a woman being a good writer or sculptor or geneticist so long as she manages to also be a good wife, mother, good-looking, good-tempered, well-dressed, well-groomed and unaggressive."
"The best thing about switching from being an actor to being a director is that you don't have to shave or hold your stomach in anymore."
(was married to Joan Blondell, June Allyson)
"McCarthyism is Americanism with its sleeves rolled."
US Senator and Commie Hunter
"We shall prosper as we learn to do the common things of life in an uncommon way. Let down your buckets where you are."
Booker T. Washington
"In other words...you can't be a misogynist and expect women to appreciate you. "
"I wasn't a sex symbol. I was a sex zombie."
"Nutrition makes me puke."
US baseball player
"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
P. J. O'Rourke
"I'm So Miserable Without You, It's Almost Like Having You Here."
US singer, songwriter
, song title
"The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces."
US representative (IL)
"To be able to write a play, a man must be sensitive, imaginative, naive, gullible, passionate; he must be something of an imbecile, something of a poet, something of a liar, something of a damn fool."
Robert E. Sherwood
"I thought I might meet some girls, to tell you the truth."
D. B. Sweeney
, on why he got into acting
"An orgy looks particularly alluring seen through the mists of righteous indignation."