"The nature of peoples is first crude, then severe, then benign, then delicate, finally dissolute."
"My God, I hope it's nothing trivial."
Irvin S. Cobb
, on hearing his boss was sick
"The only unnatural sex act is that which you cannot perform."
"Saintliness is also a temptation."
"Develop your eccentricities while you are young. That way, when you get old, people won't think you're going gaga."
English chef, salesman, research poll assistant, secret service agent, gentleman farmer, and advertising guru
"The pride and presence of a professional football team is far more important than 30 libraries."
US football coach, far less important than one librarian
"I thank God that I wasn't born perfect."
US choreographer, director
(was married to Gwen Verdon)
"I have always enjoyed being a part of his life. I've always loved him, and he's always loved me."
June Carter Cash
US singer, songwriter
(was married to Johnny Cash)
"Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't."
"We did consider the name 'Beetles,' but Jerry [Allison] said, 'Aw, that's just a bug you'd want to step on,' so we immediately dropped that." *
US guitarist (Crickets)
"Sometimes it takes years to really grasp what has happened to your life."
US Olympic sprinter
"Every song falls short of the glory of what a song could be. That's why the urge is there to start again and yet again."
US lyricist (Grateful Dead)
"If we hadn't given them those first four touchdowns, it might have been different."
H. K. "Cootie" Reeves
US football coach
, on losing a game 53-0
"The fact that I'm sleeping with the director may have something to do with it."
(married to Joel Coen)
, on getting the role that won her an Oscar in "Fargo"
"Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck."
US writer, producer, director
"My first crush was Spock. I thought it didn't get any better than Spock."
"Nothing happens quite by chance. It's a question of accretion of information and experience."
"When two people marry they become in the eyes of the law one person, and that one person is the husband!"