"What do you sell, O ye merchants?
Richly your wares are displayed.
Turbans of crimson and silver,
Tunics of purple brocade,
Mirrors with panels of Amber,
Daggers with handles of jade."
("In The Bazaars of Hyderabad")
"I write music with an exclamation point!"
"I won't lock my doors or bar them either if any of the old coots in the pictures out in the hall want to come out of their frames for a friendly chat."
US first lady (40)
, on living in the White House
(was married to Harry S Truman)
"Englishwomen's shoes look as if they had been made by someone who had often heard shoes described but who had never seen any."
("With Malice Toward Some")
"Rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own."
US test pilot
"Canada Post doesn't really charge 32 cents for a stamp. It's 2 cents for postage, and 30 cents for storage." *
"For every answer, I like to bring up a question. Maybe I'm related to Alfred Hitchcock or maybe I got to know him too well, but I think life should be that way."
"You should be a hero to yourself. If you're not... check it out."
US musician (Monkees)
"Artists everywhere steal mercilessly all the time and I think this is healthy."
"In hospitals there is no time off for good behavior."
"Musicians should not play music. Music should play musicians."
US singer, songwriter
"It's nice when people want your autograph, but it's a little strange because I never expected it. I still kind of think, 'Oh, who am I?"
"There's always one more way to do something: Your way."