"I am the Roman emperor, and am above grammar." *
"That the king can do no wrong, is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English constitution."
Sir William Blackstone
"A scout troop consists of twelve little kids dressed like schmucks following a big schmuck dressed like a kid."
"When a man and a woman see each other and like each other they ought to come togetherwhamlike a couple of taxis on Broadway, not sit around analyzing each other like two specimens in a bottle."
"Without winners, there wouldn't be any civilization."
US football coach
"I may have my faults, but being wrong isn't one of them."
US union leader
"The great political tugs of the past 35 years have concerned the distribution of the golden eggs. In the 1980s and 1990s we must focus on the health of the goose."
US senator (MA), presidential candidate
"For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norms, even our cultural ideal."
(was married to Nora Ephron)
"I don't remember not dancing. When I realized I was alive and these were my parents, and I could walk and talk, I could dance."
US dancer, actor
"Sometimes, magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect."
US comic, magician
(also see Penn Jillette)
"'Just say no' has done as much for drugs and sex as 'have a nice day' has for depression."
Dr. E. Tyson
"Statistics declare that the Average Man Finds the Average Woman and mates;
That the Average Family, children all told, Is something like two and three-eights.
(Though fractional children disturb and appall,
The Average Man isn't worried at all.)"
"I don't like my music, but what is my opinion against that of millions of others?"
(songwriting partner of Alan Jay Lerner)
"There is really nothing more unattractive than the sight of a young woman displaying a repulsive amount of arm."
Lady Caroline Blackwood
(was married to Robert Lowell)