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"While farmers generally allow one rooster for ten hens, ten men are scarcely sufficient to service one woman."
"The birds are moulting. If only man could moult alsohis mind once a year its errors, his heart once a year its useless passions."
"It was in dealing with the early feminist that the Government acquired the tact and skillfulness with which it is now handling Ireland."
Dame Rebecca West
"I never wanted to be a millionaire, I just wanted to live like one."
"Dinner at the Huntercombes' possessed only two dramatic featuresthe wine was a farce, and the food a tragedy."
"Publicity is like poison; it doesn't hurt unless you swallow it."
US football coach
"Working in Hollywood does give one a certain expertise in the field of prostitution."
(daughter of Henry, sister of Peter, aunt of Bridget; was married to Ted Turner)
"I think pop music has done more for oral intercourse than anything else that ever happened, and vice versa."
US musician, composer
(was married to Gail)
"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his."
General George S. Patton
"People mistake me for Laurence Fishburne all the time. And he always gets mistaken for me. (And why not? We've both starred in Spike Lee movies, haven't we?) Even when we're standing together, people have called him by my name and me by his. A woman recently ran up to him and said, 'My daughter loved you in Pulp Fiction! Could she have your autograph?' So he signed it, 'Respectfully yours, Samuel Jackson."
Samuel L. Jackson
"There is one word in America that says it all, and that one word is 'you never know.'"
Dominican baseball player
"It's high time the press finally got one thing right about me."
US tennis player
(was engaged to Jimmy Connors)
, on the Daily Mirror proclaiming she "has the best boobs in the business"
"Student teaching is the hardest job there is. Secondary school kids didn't want to be there. I skipped out one afternoon and went to the mall, and there were some of my students there. But they couldn't report me, could they?"
"It's a strange way to make a living, and my dentist has made me cut down on eating light bulbs, but I'm never bored."
US performance artist
"I feel like this is a dreamand I apologize for how I dressed some of you."
, accepting a Golden Globe award
"A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up."
"I have an Alka Seltzer bat. You know, plop plop fizz fizz. When the pitcher sees me walking up there they say, 'Oh what a relief it is.'"
Andy Van Slyke
US baseball player
"Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions."
Eric Temple Bell
"You can't judge a band by their covers."
US artist, writer, citizen scientist, permaculturist, web producer
(friend of the quotekeeper)
"I don't like my body, it's oddly-proportioned. I'd like to be, like, dumpy."
"There are very few jobs which require a penis or a vagina."
US lawyer, activist