"He is not only dull in himself, but the cause of dullness in others."
English actor, playwright
"It is necessary for us to learn from others' mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself."
Admiral Hyman G. Rickover
Poland-born military guy
"Oh blessed a thousand times the peasant who is born, eats and dies without anybody bothering about his affairs."
"Forty pictures I was in, and all I remember is 'What kind of bra will you be wearing today, honey?' That was always the area of big decisionfrom the neck to the navel."
("It's a Wonderful Life")
"I'm afraid of making a mistake. I'm not totally neurotic, but I'm pretty neurotic about it. I'm as close to totally neurotic as you can get without being totally neurotic."
(granddaughter of Henry Fonda,
daughter of Peter Fonda,
niece of Jane Fonda;
married to Danny Elfman)
"Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't."
US singer, songwriter, activist
("Where Have All the Flowers Gone?")