"It would be difficult to determine whether the age is growing better or worse; for I think our plays are growing like sermons, and our sermons like plays."
Anna Laetitia Barbauld
"I like my whisky old and my women young."
"Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it."
US guitarist, singer, producer
(same dates as Lillian Hellman)
"If I stunk for some reason, you can always blame it on the character."
"Beware the lollipop of mediocrity; lick it once and you'll suck forever."
US singer, songwriter (Beach Boys)
(father of Carnie Wilson)
"I wish I could do it again. I didn't have enough time to get it right."
, on playing Babe Ruth
"I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: try to please everybody."
Herbert Bayard Swope
"During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think."
Bernard M. Baruch
"I wouldn't mind being deadit would be something new."
, at age 100