"Statistics are no substitute for judgment."
US Secretary of State
"We find it hard to believe that other people's thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are."
James Harvey Robinson
("The Human Comedy: As Devised and Directed by Mankind Itself")
"Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings."
"Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight."
"We're going to put you back in the fashion department."
Fred "Gopher" Grandy
, to a female reporter
"I never thought about 'being' in comedy when I grew up, because I didn't know it was a real job. But looking back, it's the only thing I ever really cared about."
US comic, writer (SNL)
(married to Scarlett Johansson)
"Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war."
US executive, politico