"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."
"Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe,
Bold I can meetperhaps may turn his blow;
But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send,
Save, save, oh save me from the Candid Friend."
British PM (19)
"If this boy passes the examinations he will be admitted; and if the white students choose to withdraw, all the income of the college will be devoted to his education."
US politician, educator
("An Account of Some Greek Manuscripts, Procured at Constantinople in 1819...")
, on admitting the first black student to Harvard
"The scientists split the atom; now the atom is splitting us."
("The Wounded Don't Cry")
(same dates as Oleg Cassini)
"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem."
Theodore Isaac Rubin
US psychiatrist, writer
("Shrink: The Diary of a Psychiatrist")
"If women can sleep their way to the top, how come they aren't there? There must be an epidemic of insomnia out there."
("Paper Trail: common sense in uncommon times")
"I don't trust or love anyone. Because people are so creepy. Creepy creepy creeps. Creeping around. Creeping here and creeping there. Creeping everywhere. Crippity crappity creepies."
US actor, director
(LTR with ChloŰ Sevigny)
"I would change the push for women to look like Playmate Barbie dolls; that is just ridiculous."
Canadian model, actor
, on one thing she would change about the film industry
"A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way."