"Our wrangling lawyers are so litigious and busy here on earth, that I think they will plead their clients' causes hereafter, some of them in hell."
"There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing."
"She plunged into a sea of platitudes, and with the powerful breast stroke of a channel swimmer made her confident way towards the white cliffs of the obvious."
W. Somerset Maugham
"On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points."
"Petty laws breed great crimes."
"Errol Flynn died on a 70-foot boat with a 17-year-old girl. Walter has always wanted to go that way, but he's going to settle for a 17-footer with a 70-year-old." *
"You need an R rating because without one, you can't advertise and the film won't get shown."
"Don't get the idea that I'm knocking the American system."
"I don't believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel."
"A Minor is one of my all-time favorite keys to play in. It's a very moody key, and also 'A' is the first letter of my name. It just represents the songs through my eyes."
"When the adults lose their patience, the children lose their choices."
Isaac Francis Terrell
US friend of the quotemaster
(son of Paul Terrell, and youngest person on this site)
"I'm not an actress who can create a character. I play me."
Mary Tyler Moore