"Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence."
Irish writer, diplomat
"Always mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy if possible."
US Confederate General
"Whether angels play only Bach in praising God, I am not sure. I am sure, however, that 'en famille' they play Mozart."
"Only a fool would try to compress a hundred centuries into a hundred pages of hazardous conclusions. We proceed."
Russian historian and writer
, on her and her husband's book "The Lessons of History"
"The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without ever seeing any."
US dancer, actor, singer
(same dates as Selznick)
"I am having trouble managing the mansion. What I need is a wife."
Ella T. Grasso
first elected female US Governor (CT)
"People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them."
"All life's answers are on TV."
US cartoon character
"John's just jealous because I'm the brains of the group. I've written all the songs, even from the beginning when I wasn't in the group."
English punk (Sex Pistols)
(also see Johnny Rotten,
"I'm very secure with the fact that I'm not black."
Irish singer (U2)
"I don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day."
"Comedy is here to bring joy to the world, whether you want to hear the curse words or not."
US comic actor (SNL)
"It is being said of a certain poet that though he tortures the English language, he has never yet succeeded in forcing it to reveal its meaning."
J. B. Morton
"Why has the South produced so many good writers? Because we got beat."
(southern) US writer