"If society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled."
English-US physician (first female MD)
"The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who write know anything."
"Virtue consisted in avoiding scandal and venereal disease."
British PM (37)
, on life in Edwardian England
"Better to love amiss than nothing to have loved."
"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings."
Hodding Carter II
"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. You are like a pebble thrown into water; you become wet on the surface, but are never part of the water."
James A. Michener
"Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors, who when their turn comes, will manufacture professors."
French philosopher, mystic, activist
"My doctor is wonderful. Once, in 1955, when I couldn't afford an operation, he touched up the X-rays."
US comic, actor, TV host
"I believe it is important for comedians to know who came before them."
US comic, actor, teacher, writer
"Being on 'Batman' allowed me to do something we actors are taught never to do: overact."
, on his role as "King Tut" in that TV series
"There's nothing nicer than singing an unnecessary peace song."
US singer, songwriter
"They're not paying me to play a charwoman. They're paying me to show up looking glam and, damn it, I'm gonna show up looking glam!"
"Look, I'm 40, I'm single, and I work in musical theateryou do the math!"
"Without Elvis, none of us could have made it."
US singer, songwriter (Crickets)
"I have so many insecurities they fight for prominence."
"We all get heavier as we get older because there's a lot more information in our heads."
Yugoslavian basketball player
"Who is she?"
US football quarterback
, on being told he'd be seated next to Ringo Starr
"The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting." *
"The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand. The man of genius casts light."
French-US literary critic