"To tell you of this city, I would not do justice to the subject. The extravagance is in dressing and running to parties."
Rachel Donelson Jackson
Would've been US first lady (7), but died before the inauguration
(married to Andrew Jackson)
, on Washington DC
"An original something, dear maid, you would wish me to write; but how shall I begin?
For I'm sure I have not original in me, Excepting Original Sin."
"The world belongs to the enthusiast who keeps cool."
"For those of you who don't understand Reaganomics, it's based on the principle that the rich and the poor will get the same amount of ice. In Reaganomics, however, the poor get all of theirs in winter."
US Congressman (AZ), presidential contender
"You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose."
US Governor (NY), presidential contender
"When they called 'em rock'n'roll pioneers, they were talking about the music. But that pretty much described the living conditions, too."
, on touring with Buddy Holly
"I get nervous when they start shooting piano players. "
US singer, songwriter
"Women prefer Democrats to men."
US rep (CA)
"Ernest is a neighbor or relative that we've all had at one time. He's abrasive, but he doesn't mean to be. He gets excited and ends up standing on your toes. I try to make him clownish and I don't want him too low key; and he's physically funny."
"Nobody wants a quarter-inch drill bit. What they want is a quarter-inch hole."
US best friend of quotekeeper, musician, inventor, sheet-metal journeyman
"To tell you the truth, I donīt have any expensive tastes. Iīm just as happy going to a beach and sitting in the sun today as I was ten years ago. I wouldn't feel comfortable if I drove there in a Bentley convertible."
(was married to Hank Azaria)
"I have to be physically attracted to someone. But I can't just be with someone just because it's great sex. Because orgasms don't last long enough."
Courteney Cox Arquette
US actor (Friends)
(was married to David Arquette)
"When I got pretty good I went on the road with a group. We starved."
"Arnold, if you ever need advice on the state of California or want to grope another girl, call me."
US porn star, gubernatorial candidate (CA)
"When you're out of office, you can be a statesman."
John Connally, Jr.
US Secretary of Treasury
"I stole everything that I heard, but mostly I stole from the horns."
"The whole business of marshalling one's energies becomes more and more important as one grows older."
(was married to Jessica Tandy)