"Who in the same given time can produce more than others has vigor; who can produce more and better, has talents; who can produce what none else can, has genius."
Johann Caspar Lavater
"A woman can be a woman and a true one without having all her time engrossed by dress and society."
Martha Carey Thomas
"If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; but an American cow."
William Lyon Phelps
US educator, writer
"There is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday."
"He talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read 'Playboy' magazine with your wife turning the pages."
US Senator (AZ)
, on Hubert Humphrey
"It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be... This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking."
Russian-born writer and scientist
"It irks me when people use the character's name in a demeaning way."
Larry "Bozo the Clown" Harmon
, on people calling politicians "Bozo"
"It's one thing to have talent. It's another to figure out how to use it."
"I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked."
(was married to Catherine Deneuve;
relationship with Jean Shrimpton)
"But when you come to Heritage USA, remember to bring your Bible and your VISA cardbecause the Bible is the Holy Truth, and God doesn't take American Express."
(was married to Tammy Faye Bakker)
"Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke."
US writer, cartoonist
"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,
"Being a comedian is almost like being a doctorthe more troubles you discover and understand, the more gladness you can bring to an audience."
"People always think that if you eat anything as a model, it's amazing. I used to tease them and say, you know I'm going to throw up afterwards."
(married to Edward Burns)
"It isn't the high price of stars that is expensive, it's the high price of mediocrity."
US baseball player, team owner
"The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying."