"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
"In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade's no easier to make than an oak."
James Russell Lowell
"The next best thing to being witty one's self, is to be able to quote another's wit."
Christian Nestell Bovee
("Intuitions and Summaries of Thought")
"My idea of heaven is eating pate de foie gras to the sound of trumpets."
"Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties."
"There are four things that hold back human progress: ignorance, stupidity, committees, and accountants."
Charles J. C. Lyall
"The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist."
"To speak with your mouth full
and swallow with greed
are national traits
of the travelling Swede."
(was married to Lady Diana Cooper)
"It is not true that life is one damn thing after another, it is the same damn thing over and over."
Edna St. Vincent Millay
"There are just two people entitled to refer to themselves as "we"; one is the editor and the other is the fellow with a tapeworm."
(also see Bill Nye the science guy)
"Thank God, I am still an atheist."
"And the sooner the tea's out of the way, the sooner we can get out the gin, eh?"
"To take my work seriously would be the height of folly."
"I've got my faults, but living in the past isn't one of them. There's no future in it."
US baseball manager
"We learn about one another's culture the same way we learn about sex: in the streets."
"If money, education, and honesty will not bring to me as much privilege, as much equality as they bring to any American citizen, then they are to me a curse, and not a blessing."
"I’ve been reading magazines since I was a teenager and New York was the place that had The Cheetah and all those clubs where everybody went. And all the girls were so great and the clothes were so fabulous. Why would I not wanna go there?"
US actor, model, and "Jean Genie"
(was married to Steven Tyler,
affair with David Bowie)
"Crikey, mate. You're far safer dealing with crocodiles and western diamondback rattlesnakes than the executives and the producers and all those sharks in the big MGM building!"
Australian "Croc Hunter"
"He has his law degree and a furnished office. It's just a question of getting him out of bed."
"Where would the Irish be without someone to be Irish at?"
"If I die before my cat, I want a little of my ashes put in his food so I can live inside him."
(grand-niece of Ethel and
granddaughter of John,
daughter of John Drew)
"This is the gist of what I know:
give advice and buy a foe."
"You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet."
"The mystery of the soul is like that of a closed door. When you open it, you see something which was not there before."
(affair with Alma Schindler)
"Sex is the biggest nothing of all time."
"The coyote is victimized by his own ineptitude. I never understood how to use tools and that's really the coyote's problem."