"Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army."
"The beautiful heroine might be thinking, How long must I bury my face on this wretched man's shoulder? Such is not the always the case, but quite often it is."
"Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible."
"Carrying those double tanks around all the time got to be a little rough on me. I had to put that damn wetsuit on and take it off, sometimes three or four times a day."
, on his role in the "Sea Hunt" TV series
(father of Beau and
"Life cannot be captured in a few axioms. And that is just what I keep trying to do. But it won't work, for life is full of endless nuances and cannot be captured in just a few formulae."
Dutch lawyer, writer
("An interrupted Life: The Diaries of Etty Hillesum 1941 -1943")
(died at Auschwitz)
"When I cry, do you want the tears to run all the way or shall I stop halfway down?"
precocious US actor
, at age 6
"I don't know anything about music. I don't think I do music. I think I do spells."
"That incident ruined my reputation for 10 years. Get one Beatle drunk and look what happens!"
US singer, songwriter
, on his participation in John Lennon's "Lost Weekend"
"The time of the rack and the screws is come. Summer television has set in with its usual severity. And the small screen, where late the sweet birds sang, is now awash with repeats, reruns, rejects, replacements and reversions to the primitive."
Harriet van Horne
"I do like to shock and surprise people. When it's all in good fun, of course."
"As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular, anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor."
"I am terribly shy, but of course no one believes me. Come to think of it, neither would I."
US singer, actor