"As to the evil which results from censorship, it is impossible to measure it, because it is impossible to tell where it ends."
"Ah! would that we could at once paint with the eyes! In the long way, from the eye, through the arm to the pencil, how much is lost!"
("Miss Sara Sampson")
"Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less."
Susan B. Anthony
"Men do not fail; they give up trying."
US Secretary of State, Secretary of War
"The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in literature."
Alfred North Whitehead
English mathematician, philosopher
"You don't develop good teeth by eating mush."
Earl "Red" Blaik
US football coach
"As a rule, there is no surer way to the dislike of men than to behave well where they have behaved badly."
General Lew Wallace
"I had to keep from laughing when a male relative of mine became concerned about how often I danced."
"English humor resembles the Loch Ness Monster in that both are famous but there is a strong suspicion that neither exists."
"You have to have a certain persona to be a star, you know, and I don't have that. I'm a banana."
US comic, actor
(same dates as John Barrymore)
"Most of us women like men, you know; it's just that we find them a constant disappointment."
"Samuel Beckett once said: 'Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.'On the other hand, he SAID it."
"Even though I make those movies, I find myself wishing that more of those magic moments could happen in real life."
"I pledge impertinence to the flag waving, of the unindicted co-conspirators of America, and to the republicans for which I can't stand, one abomination, underhanded fraud, indefensible, with Liberty and Justice... Forget it."
US cartoonist; Simpsons creator
"In the land of the skunks, he who has half a nose is king."
US comic, actor
, paraphrasing Erasmus
"Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark."
Nat "King" Cole
, on the cancellation of his TV show
"It is usually when men are at their most religious that they behave with the least sense and the most cruelty."
"I can hold a note as long as the Chase Manhattan Bank."
"I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring."
Richard P. Feynman
US Nobelist physicist, teacher, storyteller, bongo player
, last words
"You know what I say about modern westernsthey ruined everything but the horse."
(shown with John Wayne)