"Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry."
"Writers should be readbut neither seen nor heard."
Daphne du Maurier
"I don't like money, actually, but it quiets my nerves."
"A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction."
"All this time I've just wanted to be blonde, beautiful and 5 feet 2 inches tall."
"I've never been to a shrink, so I can't explain my compulsion on psychological grounds, the idea just suddenly popped into my head and took over."
, on his choice of career
"Never criticize Americans. They have the best taste money can buy."
"Very few blacks will take up golf until the requirement for plaid pants is dropped."
"Sometimes, I feel I am really blessed to be blind because I probably would not last a minute if I were able to see things."
US singer, songwriter
"Shaq is not the man. He's the man because the NBA wants him to be the man, but before you can be the man, you've got to be the man."
US basketball player
(was married to Carmen Electra)
"Having to work hard never had any real appeal for me, and that may have some connection with me being in the movies."
(died near his birthday)
"Contrary to what people may say, there's no upper limit on stupidity."
US writer, comic, actor
"Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery."
Dr. Joyce Brothers
US shrink, columnist
"Nudity in the flesh doesn't bother me. But having my mind uncoveredthat scares the hell out of me."
"If it's true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers."