"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
"She was built for crowds. She has never come any closer to life than the dinner table."
, on Elsa Maxwell
"The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory."
"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires."
Susan B. Anthony
"I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of."
"If two New Hampshire men aren't a match for the devil, we might as well give the country back to the Indians."
Stephen Vincent Benet
"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)
"If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear."
"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