"The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir."
"Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed."
"If you can't answer a man's argument, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names."
"The richer your friends, the more they will cost you."
US literary and theatrical agent
"[The 17th Earl of Derby] is a very weak-minded fellow I am afraid, and, like the feather pillow, bears the marks of the last person who has sat on him."
"There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men."
John Dalberg Acton
("The History of Freedom")
"If you have integritynothing else matters. If you don't have integritynothing else matters."
05/04/1989same dates as Moe Howard)
US attorney general (CA)
"Kevin Costner has feathers in his hair and feathers in his head. The Indians should have called him 'Plays with Camera.'"
US (Petaluma, CA-born) film critic
"I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life."
Sir James M. Barrie
Scottish writer (Peter Pan)
"Not only is life a bitch, but it is always having puppies."
"I find the idea of today's icons being teenagers incredibly uninspiring."
"For all of those willing to help me start a family, I am flattered. I will let you know when I need your help."
US dancer, singer
(was married to Emilio Estevez)
"My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters."
English Prime Minister (55)
"Every radish I ever pulled up seemed to have a mortgage attached to it."
(father of Keenan Wynn)
"Philosophy and Religionwhat are they when the wind blows and the water gets up in lumps?"
"You know my feelings: every day is a gift. It's just, does it have to be socks?"