"All paraphrases and expletives are so much in disuse that soon the only way of making love will be to say, 'Lie down.'"
Sir Hugh Walpole
("Portrait of a Man with Red Hair")
"She was built for crowds. She has never come any closer to life than the dinner table."
("The Cubical City")
, on Elsa Maxwell
"The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory."
"We spent a year trying to play one song, practising about four hours a week. Then we decided that if we really wanted to learn this song, we'd have to practice two days a week."
Irish bassist (U2)
"Not nearly as exciting as it would be if I were acknowledged as one of the greatest lays in the world."
, on winning an Oscar for "Reds," and how it felt to be recognized as one of the greatest actresses in the world