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"I saw him even now going the way of all flesh, that is to say towards the kitchen."
"A pin has as much head as some authors and a good deal more point."
George D. Prentice
"Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant; there is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks."
Johann Gottfried von Herder
"It doesn't much signify whom one marries, for one is sure to find next morning that it was someone else."
"All things by immortal power,
Near and Far
To each other linked are,
That thou canst not stir a flower
Without troubling of a star."
same birth and death dates as Saki (below)
"His socks compelled one's attention without losing one's respect."
"A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller."
"When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch."
US baseball player
"If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you're going to have a musical comedy administration."
US administrator (NYC)
"The relationship between a Russian and a bottle of vodka is almost mystical."
"What, after all, is a halo? It's only one more thing to keep clean."
"And the bartender says to Rene Descartes, 'Another beer?' And Descartes says, 'I think not,' and disappears."
"There are two reasons why I am successful in show business and I am standing on both of them."
"Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more."
US actor, playwright, activist
(was married to Ruby Dee)
"Except that right-side-up is best, there is not much to learn about holding a baby."
Heywood C. Broun
"Passing the vodka bottle. And playing the guitar."
(Rolling Stones, duh!), on how he keeps fit
"It would be nice to do a movie where I didn't have to choke the girl to get her."
"Some people think they are concentrating when they're merely worrying."
Bobby Tyre Jones
"Write out of love, write out of instinct, write out of reason. But always for money."
"It's kind of fun being the cute, little one. In fact, I'm finding it hard to grow out of that."
(married to Tom Cruise)
"It's funny how society places such strict standards upon young blonde females. We're supposed to play the clean-cut view the public wants of us. But I am not your little cookie-cutter virgin."
"Basically, I only play one character; I just play him at different volumes."
US comic, actor
"Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not."