"An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought."
US Senator (PA), financier
"The clever men at Oxford
Know all that there is to be knowed.
But they none of them know one half as much
As intelligent Mr. Toad."
"Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead."
(father of Gene Fowler, Jr.)
"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats."
US mathematician, engineer
(died near his birthday)
"It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets."
"Everyone in the world is Christ and they are all crucified."
"The Monkees are to the Beatles what 'Star Trek'
is to NASA. They are both totally valid in their contexts."
US singer, drummer, actor (Monkees)
"I learned that people want to be in love. They long to be in love, they pretend to be in love, and sometimes they are."
Carole Bayer Sager
(was married to Burt Bacharach)
"Like two skeletons copulating on a corrugated tin roof."
Sir Thomas Beecham
British composer, conductor
, on the harpsichord
"When I was in school I read a lot of comic books and pretend I was in them and kids would tease me and call me names. But now I do the same things and people say that I'm artistic and cool and I'm doing the exact same thing I did in high school. It wasn't a very artistic school."
Freddie Prinze, Jr.
(son of Freddie Prinze;
married to Sarah Michelle Gellar)
"That's the trouble with Anthonyhalf mad baronet, half beautiful woman."
"They call a man graceful because he hits a little ball with a certain swing. My father hammered piles on a railroad out of Martinez for 10 cents an hour to support a family. That was grace."
US baseball player
(was married to Marilyn Monroe)
"I know I'm not pretty. I cannot make a place for myself on the screen as a beauty. I am not even an exciting person. There is, therefore, only one thing left. I must be an actress. And the more variety I can get, the more they will think of me as a capable actress."
(was married to Charles Vidor)
"There is no reciprocity. Men love women, women love children, children love hamsters."
Alice Thomas Ellis