"From birth to 18 a girl needs good parents. From 18 to 35, she needs good looks. From 35 to 55, good personality. From 55 on, she needs good cash. I'm saving my money."
"If you're a star you go through the front door carrying the roses, instead of through the back door carrying the garbage."
"Sex in a dance is in the eyes of the beholder. I never thought my dances sexy. I suppose that's because I see myself with my face washed, and to me I look like a rabbit."
US actor, dancer
(was married to Bob Fosse)
"That's the point of quotations, you know: one can use another's words to be insulting."
US writer, critic
"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything."
"No, it did lots of other things too."
, to a young man who wanted to "kiss the hand that wrote Ulysses"
"I'm all for sociological lyrics. I just can't be bothered to write them."
English singer (Madness)
"Nothing In Moderation."
US TV pioneer
"Elf Envy... they all had it."
(engaged and child with Katy Perry)
, on his "Lord of the Rings" co-workers
"The words! I collected them in all shapes and sizes and hung them like bangles in my mind."