"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid."
"Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex."
(father of Eleanor Marx)
"I am surrounded by priests who repeat incessantly that their kingdom is not of this world, and yet they lay their hands on everything they can get."
"Woman played her part in early California by reason of her absence."
Hubert Howe Bancroft
"The emancipation of today displays itself mainly in cigarettes and shorts."
"There are those whose sole claim to profundity is the discovery of exceptions to the rules."
"Why do they put the Gideon bibles only in the bedrooms, where it's usually too late?"
"We begin to die as soon as we are born, and the end is linked to the beginning."
"A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch."
"I've done an awful lot of stuff that's a monument to public patience."
"I'm pretty slapstick in my life but nobody sees that. You get typecast. I'm from New York and I have a sh*t-detector that's outspoken. I'm very streetwise and the producers detect that. So they get me on a movie and kill me. I go into their offices and I'm sure when I leave they say, 'You know, he'd be great to kill'. I've been killed every way you can imagine."
"I spent 15 minutes writing 'Stand by Your Man,' and a lifetime defending it."
US singer, songwriter
(was married to George Jones)
"While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sands of time, it is even more important to make sure they point in a commendable direction."
James Branch Cabell