"Law is a bottomless pit."
Scottish physician, scientist, mathematician
"I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly."
"Thus, be it understood, to demonstrate a theorem, it is neither necessary nor even advantageous to know what it means."
"Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousandsand all you can do is scratch it."
Sir Thomas Beecham
British composer, conductor
, to a woman cellist
"Playing 'Bop' is like Scrabble with all the vowels missing."
"The war has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage."
"People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit."
US football coach
"It keeps me from killing people."
US songwriter, singer
, on why he smokes marijuana
"I didnít make Dale Jr. go be a racer. The kid wanted to be a racer. Iíd just as soon him be a doctor, a preacher or whatever. Iím not sure Iíd want him to be a lawyer."
US NASCAR driver
"I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment."
(died near his birthday)
"Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason."
US comic, actor
"Just standing around looking beautiful is so boring, really boring, so boring."
(yet it beats standing around looking ugly -s)
"We all come from dysfunctional families and these days I guess that's pretty normal."
, on her band Wilson Phillips
"Tall, sandy blonde, with sort of blue eyes, skinny in places, fat in others. An average gal."
(was married to Gary Oldman,
Actress Mary Anderson: "Mr. Hitchcock, what do you think is my best side?"
Alfred Hitchcock: "My dear, you're sitting on it."
English producer, director
"I've always thought that the act of playing the guitar was the act of trying to make a point of playing the guitar."
"When he does smile, he looks as if he's just evicted a widow."
, on Bob Dole
"If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error."
John Kenneth Galbraith