"The fear of hell, or aiming to be blest,
savors too much of private interest."
"Give the people not hell, but hope and courage."
Sir John Murray
"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."
Alexander Graham Bell
"Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have."
("Mars, or The Truth about War")
"One day when he was eating a cookie he offered me a bite. Don't underestimate that. The poor guy's so frightened of germs, it could darn near have been a proposal."
, on Howard Hughes
"One learns little more about a man from his feats of literary memory than from the feats of his alimentary canal."
Frank Moore Colby
US encyclopedia editor, essayist
"To tell you the truth, I don't give much thought to television as a field of endeavor. It's a placean art, let's call itwhere I'm making a livelihood. If something happens to television, I'll tend bar, something I enjoy doing."
("I Love Lucy")
"I'm not squeamish at all. As a child I dragged a dead squirrel home on my skateboard and cut it open and tried to look at its brain."
(married to Justin Timberlake)
"No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation."
("L'Amant (The Lover)")
"In America television can make so much money doing its worst, it cannot afford to do its best."
US TV producer
("See It Now")
"When the student is ready, the lesson appears."
US baseball player
"If a man coaches himself, then he has only himself to blame when he is beaten."
Sir Roger Bannister