"I would like to be like my father and all the rest of my ancestors who never married."
"I bequeath all my property to my wife on the condition that she remarry immediately. Then there will be at least one man to regret my death."
"I never get ideas sitting still."
S. S. McClure
Irish-born US editor (founder, McClure's)
"One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young."
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
"I know you've been married to the same woman for 69 years. That is marvelous. It must be very inexpensive."
C. S. Calverley
"A good sermon should be like a woman's skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials."
English writer, theologian
"I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures."
Native American leader
"Of course, you start with dreams of being a star. You want recognition, public recognition. And why not? You're doing public work."
Sir Alan Bates
"To live in Australia permanently is rather like going to a party and dancing all night with one's mother."
Australian writer, actor
"If Rosa Parks had taken a poll before she sat down in the bus in Montgomery, she'd still be standing."
Mary Frances Berry
"The only power an actor has is the ability to say: 'No'."
Lou Diamond Phillips
"Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game."
US basketball player
"If you do it right 51 percent of the time you will end up a hero."
Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.
"Doing love scenes is always awkward. I mean, it's just not a normal thing to go to work and lay in bed with your co-worker."
(was married to Charlie Sheen)
"A guy walks up to me and asks 'What's Punk?'. So I kick over a garbage can and say 'That's punk!'. So he kicks over the garbage can and says 'That's punk?', and I say 'No, that's trendy!'"
Billie Joe Armstrong
US singer, guitarist, songwriter (Green Day)
"I live in a very dangerous part of Los Angeles. It's called Los Angeles."
"I went to Wal-Mart for the first time. I always thought they sold wallpaper."
(great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton)
"I was the worst hitter ever. I never even broke a bat until last year when I was backing out of the garage."
US baseball player