"[William Inge] handles symbolism rather like an Olympic weight lifter, raising it with agonizing care, brandishing it with a tiny grunt of triumph, then dropping it with a terrible clang."
("What's So Flinking Bunny: The Spoonerisms and Misadventures of Tristram Throstlethwaite")
, on the play 'Come Back, Little Sheba'
"I thought it was too wacky for the general public."
("Indiana Jones" franchise)
, original opinion of Star Wars' chances for success
(was engaged to Linda Ronstadt)
"I don't want three million people digesting my private life over their cornflakes."
"Addiction is a symptom of not growing up. I know people think it's a disease... If you have a brain tumor, if you have cancer, that's a disease. To say that an addiction is a disease is not fair to the real diseases of the world."
C. C. DeVille
US guitarist (Poison)
("Talk Dirty to Me")
"But with the slow menace of a glacier, depression came on. No one had any measure of its progress; no one had any plan for stopping it. Everyone tried to get out of its way."
US Secretary of Labor
"To survive there, you need the ambition of a Latin-American revolutionary, the ego of a grand opera tenor, and the physical stamina of a cow pony."
("The Wizard of Oz")
, on Hollywood
"Age seldom arrives smoothly or quickly. It's more often a succession of jerks."
("Wide Sargasso Sea")
"I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess; I felt I was more a comedian who could dance."
(was married to Orson Welles)
"I never met a man I didn't want to fight."
US football player
"The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you."
B. B. King
US blues guitarist, singer
("The Thrill Is Gone")
"I avoid all the language and nudity and violence and everything. I have enough of that at home."
US comic, actor
"There's a fine line between being sweet and innocent and being a tough broad."
US beauty queen, "personality"