"We can make mayors and officers every year, but not scholars."
"Beethoven always sounds to me like the upsetting of a bag of nails, with here and there an also dropped hammer."
"Whatever one man is capable of conceiving, other men will be able to achieve."
"There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water."
"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language."
"The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work."
"The evolution of the capitalist style of life could be easilyand perhaps most tellinglydescribed in terms of the genesis of the modern Lounge Suit."
Joseph A. Schumpeter
"I take the view, and always have, that if you cannot say what you are going to say in twenty minutes you ought to go away and write a book about it." *
English aviator, racer
"When a woman behaves like a man, why doesn't she behave like a nice man?"
Dame Edith Evans
"Marriage isn't a word... it's a sentence."
, from the 1928 film 'The Crowd'
"She's descended from a long line her mother listened to."
Gypsy Rose Lee
US actor and entertainer
"The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster."
"Those who love Mankind learn to hate men."
"I'm so gullible. I'm so damn gullible. And I am so sick, of me being gullible."
, on her seven marriages (the first to Artie Shaw)
"America is just the country that shows how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society."
"I won't quit acting until I get run over by a truck, a producer, or a critic."
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."
"I think we're glazing eyes all across America."
England-born US telejournalist
"The only people who ever called me a rebel were people who wanted me to do what they wanted."
"It's usually, my people speak to your people and then they speak around each other and trade calls for weeks."
(was married to Malcolm McDowell;
is married to Ted Danson)
"After all my years, there are two things I've never got used tohaggling with a player over his contract and telling a boy he's got to go back."
US baseball manager
"Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin."
John von Neumann
"The role we can play every day, if we try, is to take the whole experience of every day and shape it to involve American man. It is our job to interest him in his community and to give his ideas the excitement they should have."
John Hay Whitney
"Fox News has been losing a lot of viewers lately, and may they rest in peace."
US comic actor (SNL)
"This is no time to pull the rug out in the middle of the stream." *
US Representative (MA)
"I think being a woman is like being Irish. Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the same."
"I'm sick of being accused of gold-digging. It just so happens I get turned on by liver spots."
Anna Nicole Smith
US stripper, playmate, golddigger