"Travelling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building here after seeing Italy."
"Have you noticed that the astronomers and mathematicians are much the most cheerful people of the lot? I suppose that perpetually contemplating things on so vast a scale makes them feel either that it doesn't matter a hoot anyway, or that anything so large and elaborate must have some sense in it somewhere."
Dorothy L. Sayers
("The Nine Tailors")
"Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king."
Mark Van Doren
US writer, educator
(brother of Carl Van Doren)
"'His mother worked in a factory, and his father was a cop. He probably wouldn't know a dinner fork from a pitchfork,' Lauren said. Jesse grunted. 'Might make for an interesting dinner companion.'"
Lynda J. Coble
("Angel in the Road")
"I used to think drinking was the only way to be happy. Now I know there is no way to be happy."
US comic actor (SNL)
(LTR with Jack Black)
"Before you can win a game, you must first not lose it."
US football coach
"Before you know it it's 3 am and you're 80 years old and you can't remember what it was like to have 20-year-old thoughts or a 10-year-old heart."
(relationships with Keith Richards,