"All universal moral principles are idle fancies."
Marquis de Sade
"Time is at once the most valuable, and the most perishable, of all our possessions."
US congressman (VA)
"Some folk want their luck buttered."
"We have sat on the river bank and caught catfish with pin hooks. The time has come to harpoon a whale."
"Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals 'love' them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more."
Edwin Way Teale
US writer, naturalist
"The director sent for me for Tarzan. I climbed the tree and walked out on a limb. The next day I was told I was an actor."
Austro-Hungarian swimmer, actor
(was married to Lupe Velez)
"Our generation is the first to have grown up with TV. I'm one of the first kids that they watched grow up on television."
US actor (Leave it to Beaver)
"It is the sea herself who fashions the boats, choosing those which function and destroying the others."
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
US educator, writer, musician
"I'm thirty years old but I read at the thirty-four-year-old level."
US comic actor (SNL)
"Never moon a werewolf."
"I'm not in the entertainment field, I'm in the confrontation field."
US singer, performance artist
Press agent: "How do I get our leading lady's name in your newspaper?"
George S. Kaufman: "Shoot her."
"I'm a McDonald's girl; several times a week. Usually the two-cheeseburger combo meal. And I'm a nail-biter. If I didn't have fake nails, my fingers would be bloody stumps."
(was married to Jay Mohr;
was engaged to Bob Goldthwait)
"The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth."
"I'm now at the age where I've got to prove that I'm just as good as I never was."
"My colleagues, they study artificial intelligence; me, I study natural stupidity."
Israeli-US cognitive psychologist
"Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly."
"Don't let your mouth write a check that your tail can't cash."
US singer, songwriter