"'Ex ovo omnia.' Everything from an egg."
"Before I was married, I had a hundred theories about raising children and no children. Now, I have three children and no theories."
"It is one of man's curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them."
Joseph de Maistre
"Never believe in anything until it has been officially denied."
Otto von Bismarck
"The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable."
Lady Dorothy Nevill
"There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth."
"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong." *
"Between pictures, there is no Lon Chaney."
"The musicians that didn't know music could play the best blues. I know that I don't want no musicians who know all about music playin' for me."
"When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail."
"When I'm dead twenty-five years, people are going to begin to recognize me."
"I didn't quit movies. They quit me."
"Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries."
"I don't enjoy other people's dramas, and I don't enjoy mine."
(was married to Steve McQueen)
"I've been to the Academy Awards and it's boring. Painfully boring."
"Some savage faculty for observation told him that most respectable and estimable people usually had a lot of books in their houses."
"Music is one of the closest link-ups with God that we can probably experience. I think it's a common vibrating tone of the musical notes that holds all life together."
US singer, songwriter
(died near his birthday)
"No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times."
"When I came back [to Hollywood], the industry didn't trust me. Rock 'n' roll carries a heavy stigma. They didn't want to fool around with a dropout."
(LTR and son Zeke with Neil Young)
"But what if it doesn't work ... ?
and they jammed sticks
In the wheels of the first locomotive
To make sure it wouldn't work."