"Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquettethe more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace."
US President (10),
"The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much."
"The man who makes it the habit of his life to go to bed at nine o'clock, usually gets rich and is always reliable. Of course, going to bed does not make him richI merely mean that such a man will in all probability be up early in the morning and do a big day's work, so his weary bones put him to bed early. Rogues do their work at night. Honest men work by day. It's all a matter of habit, and good habits in America make any man rich. Wealth is a result of habit."
John Jacob Astor
"Under a blazing mid-afternoon summer sky, we see the Seine flooded with sunshine... people are strolling, others are sitting or stretched out lazily on the bluish grass."
, on his painting, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte"
"Nixon is the kind of guy who, if you were drowning twenty feet from shore, would throw you a fifteen-foot rope."
US senator (MN), presidential candidate
"There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside."
US singer, actor
"To have a reason to get up in the morning, it is necessary to possess a guiding principle. A belief of some kind. A bumper sticker if you will."
"If at first you do succeed, try to remember how."
US baseball player
"Reality is a narrow little house which becomes a prison to those who can't get out of it."
"Sometimes to realize that you are well, someone must come along and hurt you."
US singer (Jane's Addiction)
"I am one of those who never knows the direction of my journey until I have almost arrived."
Anna Louise Strong
"I'd like the Russian women to wear Maidenform bras. They'll look better, they'll feel better, and maybe we'll get along better."
Russian dressmaker, businesswoman
"In Mexico a bachelor is a man who can't play the guitar."
"My dearest colleagues seem to become metamorphosed into snarling beasts if I as much as glance at them, even if my glance is a complimentary one."
Harry Ellis Dickson
, on conducting an orchestra in which he was also a player
"I can't tell you what I had for breakfast, but I can sing every single word of rock and roll."
(was married to John Astin;
mother with him of Sean Astin)