"The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate."
"Sex... the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable."
"Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung."
"Everything has two sidesthe outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn."
South African writer
"A nation is not in danger of financial disaster merely because it owes itself money."
US lawyer, judge, banker, Secretary of Treasury
"The greatest escape I ever made was when I left Appleton, Wisconsin."
Hungarian-born US magician
"Writers, like teeth, are divided into incisors and grinders."
"Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena."
"No man should be in public office who can't make more money in private life."
Thomas E. Dewey
US governor (NY)
"I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through."
"'A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drownded,' he said, 'for he will be going out on a day he shouldn't. But we do be afraid of the sea, and we do only be drownded now and again.'"
John Millington Synge
"The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."
Lady Dorothy Nevill
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth."
(mas married to Ali MacGraw)
"We're in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone's arguing over where they're going to sit."
"She's like somebody's mom who'd a few too many drinks at a cocktail party."
, on Grace Slick
"The reminiscences of Mrs. Humphrey Ward... convinced me that autobiography is a sin."
"My first words were 'Seconds, please.' Most kids in kindergarten napped on a little rug. I had a braided 9 x 12."
"You need to suffer to be interesting."
"I'm the unknown everyone's already sick of."
"No matter how complicated a problem is, it usually can be reduced to a simple, comprehensible form which is often the best solution."
Chinese electronic engineer
"I have such poor vision I can date anybody."
US comic, actor