"If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them."
"Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together."
Dinah Mulock Craik
"Private patients, if they do not like me, can go elsewhere; but the poor devils in the hospital I am bound to take care of."
"The greater the lie, the greater the chance that it will be believed."
"Seemed to me that drumming was the best way to get close to God."
US jazz percussion great
"Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words."
"The odds against there being a bomb on a plane are a million to one, and against two bombs a million times a million to one. Next time you fly, cut the odds and take a bomb."
English comic actor
"He looks like a boy who has had a letter sent home from school about him and come back with his elders to get things straightened out."
, on Joseph McCarthy's HUAC assistant Roy Cohn
"These magic moments when rhythms and harmonies extend themselves and jell together and the people become another instrument. These things are priceless and they can't be learned; they can only be felt."
"It was a cry for helpwhy try to slash your wrists with an electric razor?"