"He who finds a new path is a pathfinder, even if the trail has to be found again by others; and he who walks far ahead of his contemporaries is a leader, even though centuries pass before he is recognized as such."
"A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent."
"Disarm, disarm. The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession."
Julia Ward Howe
US writer (wrote "The Battle Hymn of the Republic")
"Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened."
"Dancing: The Highest Intelligence in the Freest Body."
"Samuel Spade's jaw was long and bony, his chin a jutting v under the more flexible v of his mouth. His nostrils curved back to make another, smaller v. His yellow-grey eyes were horizontal. The v motif was picked up again by thickish brows rising outward from twin creases above a hooked nose, and his pale brown hair grew downfrom high flat templesin a point on his forehead. He looked rather pleasantly like a blond satan."
(was married to Lillian Hellman)
("The Maltese Falcon")
"Unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything."
Scottish-US religious leader
"In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth."
US writer, conservationist
"Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today."
"I guess the other producers must have been spending just about the same amount of money that we were, but their pictures were such sh*t."
Gene Fowler, Jr.
US editor, director
(son of Gene Fowler)
"There are many vampires in the world todayyou only have to think of the film business."
"Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad name."
US secretary of state
"Only the wittol knows he's no cuckold."
"My misdeeds are accidental happenings and merely the result of having been in the wrong bar or bed at the wrong time, say most days between midday and midnight."
"Did you ever notice, the only one in 'A Christmas Carol' with any character is Scrooge? Marley is a whiner who f890ed over the world and then hadn't the spine to pay his dues quietly; Belle, Scrooge's ex-girlfriend, deserted him when he needed her most; Bob Cratchit is a gutless toady without enough get-up-and-go to assert himself; and the less said about that little treacle-mouth, Tiny Tim, the better."
"If a role isn't different, it's not worth doing."
Louis Gossett, Jr.
"Everybody wants to see justice done, to somebody else."
"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward."
US sports team owner (New England Patriots)
"I play every show like it's my last. Fortunately that's never turned out to be the case."
(brother of Duane Allman;
was married to Cher)