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"He that useth many words for the explaining any subject, doth, like the cuttle fish, hide himself for the most part in his own ink."
"Fame usually comes to those who are thinking of something else."
"He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it, hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart."
C. S. Lewis
(died near his birthday)
"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."
"...colors like a flourish of trumpets or pianissimo on the violin, great, calm, oscillating, splintered surgances... Is this not form?"
"I'm too shy to express my sexual needs except over the phone to people I don't know."
US comic, actor
"There are four departments. There's the executive, and the legislative, and the judicial, andthe Bill of Rights."
US Senator (NE)
"There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery."
"If you eat right and you exercise and you get breast implants, you can look like us."
Gena Lee Nolin
US actor (Baywatch)
"I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions."
US editor, activist
"You know what I want? I want yesterday."
"OLD CARY GRANT FINE. HOW YOU?"
(was married to Dyan Cannon)
, responding to a telegram "HOW OLD CARY GRANT?"
"One day in Hollywood I read a script in which the character was described as 'charming but dulla typical Ralph Bellamy type'. I promptly headed for New York to find a part with guts."
"I've learned over a period of years there are setbacks when you come up against the immovable object; sometimes the object doesn't move."
US mayor (Detroit)
"A good idea plus capable men cannot fail; it is better than money in the bank."
US writer, director