"I am going to seek a grand perhaps; draw the curtain, the farce is played."
, last words?
"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is."
"I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws."
"Marking dynamos for repair $10,000.002 hours labor $10.00; knowing where to mark $9,990.00."
"Was it a friend or foe that spread these lies?
Nay, who but infants question in such wise,
'twas one of my most intimate enemies."
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
English artist, poet
(brother of Christina)
"She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook."
US heir and socialite, married 13 times, to 11 women
"The patter of their feet as they walk through Jim Crow barriers to attend school is the thunder of the marching men of Joshua, and the world rocks beneath their tread."
US actor, singer, activist
, on the children of Little Rock
"We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every ten minutes. "
J. William Fulbright
US Senator (Arkansas)
"The major civilizing force in the world is not religion, it is sex."
US entrepreneur, publisher
"Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it."
US math professor, singer, pianist, songwriter
"There is indeed a business like show business. It's the news."
US writer, comedian, editor
"It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own."
"Everybody just wants to be famous first, and then maybe learn how to act."
(was married to Meg Ryan)
"Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely-read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely."
"My boyfriend thinks I lost my true calling to be a librarian."
(was married to Ric Ocasek)
"When a man is intoxicated by alcohol, he can recover, but when intoxicated by power, he seldom recovers."
James F. Byrnes
US Governor (SC)
"They were torn between two fires." *
John H. Dent
US Representative (PA)