"When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it."
Marie de Sevigne
"If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it."
"I suppose flattery hurts no one, that is, if he doesn't inhale."
"Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected."
US composer, comic, actor, author
"It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course."
US baseball player
"The shortest recorded period of time lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain."
Jane Bryant Quinn
(stepmother of Martha Quinn)
"Difficult acting with a chimp? No, no. The emotions were the same. In a way it was like playing opposite Paul Newman. The chimpanzee reacted differently, that's all."
"I am afraid of being lazy and complacent. I am afraid of taking myself too seriously."
"He suffered from a rush of words to the head."
"People can't really place me. They're not really sure who I am. Sometimes they think I'm Helen Hunt. Sometimes they think I'm Laura Dern."
"Nobody ever invented a polite word for a killing yet."
"Beauty is everlasting
And dust is for a time."
"I keep my campaign promises, but I never promised to wear stockings."
Ella T. Grasso
first elected female US Governor (CT)
"Certainly we have bad paintings. We have only the greatest bad paintings." *
French writer and museum director (Musée d'Orsay)
"Life is like a B-picture script! It is that corny. If I had my life story offered to me to film, I'd turn it down."
(father of Michael Douglas)