"Time is at once the most valuable, and the most perishable, of all our possessions."
US congressman (VA)
"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 American Seasons")
"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."
("Leave it to Beaver")
"It is the sea herself who fashions the boats, choosing those which function and destroying the others."
("Mars, or The Truth about War")
"I'm not in the entertainment field, I'm in the confrontation field."
US singer, performance artist
("Ghosts of Spain")
"It is both a pointless and a churlish thing to praise the old days at the expense of the new, though there are a number of things a man might reasonably have preferred to commercial television and the hydrogen bomb."
A. A. Thomson
"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 Fair Lady")
"Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly."