"Have you summoned your wits from woolgathering?"
"Murder, like talent, seems occasionally to run in families."
George Henry Lewes
"On matters of intonation and technicalities I am more than a martinetI am a martinetissimo."
English-born US conductor
(was married to Gloria Vanderbilt)
"My attitude about Hollywood is that I wouldn't walk across the street to pull one of those executives out of the snow if he was bleeding to death. Not unless I was paid for it. None of them ever did me any favors."
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them."
(was married to Elsa Einstein)
"The 'feminine' woman is forever static and childlike. She is like the ballerina in an old-fashioned music box, her unchanging features tiny and girlish, her voice tinkly, her body stuck on a pin, rotating in a spiral that will never grow."
US feminist, writer
"Yesterday in Egypt, archaeologists discovered the burial site for the 50 children of Ramses II... Fifty children! What I want to know is, who decided to name a condom after this guy?"
"He edited a magazine called The Smart Set, which is like calling Cape Kennedy Lover's Lane."
, on H. L. Mencken
"The most difficult secret for a man to keep is his own opinion of himself."
"If they [Playboy] could promise me it wasn't camera-between-my-knees kind of shots, I would do it. I would do topless. I think it's empowering. Though if my mother had a real big problem with it, I'd have to say no right now."
Melissa Joan Hart
"I don't set trends. I just find out what they are and exploit them."
US ageless celebrity