"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."
"There are four things that hold back human progress: ignorance, stupidity, committees, and accountants."
Charles J. C. Lyall
"Few there are who have paused to question whether real life or long-lasting death lies beneath this semblance of civilization."
US native writer, musician
("Dreams and Thunder: Stories, Poems, and the Sun Dance Opera")
"To speak with your mouth full
and swallow with greed
are national traits
of the travelling Swede."
(was married to Lady Diana Cooper)
"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)
"And the sooner the tea's out of the way, the sooner we can get out the gin, eh?"
("Naming of Parts")
"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 wildlife conservationist
("The Crocodile Hunter")
"He has his law degree and a furnished office. It's just a question of getting him out of bed."
"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)
"You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet."
("When The Legends Die")
"The coyote is victimized by his own ineptitude. I never understood how to use tools and that's really the coyote's problem."