"The years that a woman subtracts from her age are not lost. They are added to other women's."
Diane de Poitiers
"Nature has made women with a bosom, so nature thought it was important. Who am I to argue with nature?"
Russian dressmaker, businesswoman
"Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse."
"I prefer to remember the happy things over 10 years, the things that went well. Let me see, what did go well?"
Austrian manager, NY Metropolitan Opera
(same dates as Bob Denver)
"This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate."
Simone de Beauvoir
(long-time partner of Jean-Paul Sartre)
"Being married to Arlene Dahl was very nice at nighttime. But in the daytime, it was like being married to Elizabeth Arden."
(was married to Arlene Dahl,
(In six years of marriage to Dahl, Lamas claims he never saw her without makeup)
"E. M. Forster never gets any further than warming the teapot. He's a rare fine hand at that. Feel this teapot. Is it not beautifully warm? Yes, but there ain't going to be no tea."
New Zealander writer
"Being born with a pair of beady eyes was the best thing that ever happened to me."
Lee Van Cleef
"I've watched it on and off. I don't know why everyone is fascinated by it."
(same dates as Rudolf Bing)
, on the TV show "Survivor"
"Hypothetical questions get hypothetical answers."
US singer, songwriter
"If I am going to be a poet at all, I am going to be POET and not NEGRO POET."
"We like to look sixteen and bored sh*tless."
US singer (New York Dolls)
(was married to Cyrinda Foxe)
"A genius is one who can do anything except make a living."
Joey Lauren Adams
"I could have been a Judge, but I never had the Latin for the judgin'. I never had it, so I'd had it, as far as being a judge was concerned."
English comic, actor (Beyond the Fringe)
"To name something is to wait for it in the place you think it will pass."
Imamu Amiri Baraka