"How can you eat anything with eyes?"
US cereal giant
"I have never met anyone who wasn't against war. Even Hitler and Mussolini were, according to themselves."
Sir David Low
("A Cartoon History of Our Times")
"How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden?"
P. T. Barnum
US entrepreneur, showman
, last words
"He never let the sun go down on his wrath, though there were some colourful sunsets while it lasted."
A. A. Thomson
"His was not a true imagination. He made it all up."
("Augustans and Romantics, 1689-1830")
, on J.R.R. Tolkien
"The volume of paper expands to fill the available briefcases."
US mayor (Oakland, CA), Governor (CA), 1976 presidential candidate
(dated Linda Ronstadt)
"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it."
US inventor, industrialist
"The worst thing that happened to me was when platforms went out of style."
US singer (Hall and Oates)
"My skull, my eyes, my nose three times, my jaw, my shoulder, my chest, two fingers, a knee, everything from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet."
Chinese actor, acrobat, martial artist
, catalog of broken bones
"I'm destined to be attracted to those I cannot defeat."
New Zealand-born actor
"It was a combination of summer camp and concentration camp"
US writer (SNL)
, on working at Saturday Night Live
(relationship with Michael O'Donoghue)