"Sure men were born to lie, and women, to believe them."
"It is always brave to say what everyone thinks."
"As scandal is the second breath of life my name is down for an early copy."
, on Margot Asquith's autobiography
"I've always regretted that I'm made of contradictions. But, if contradiction is impossible to overcome, we have to accept both its ends."
"It's ill-becoming for an old broad to sing about how bad she wants it. But occasionally we do."
US singer, actor
"I was talented but crazy, semi-autistic and eccentric."
"Honesty is the cruelest game of all, because not only can you hurt someoneand hurt them to the boneyou can feel self-righteous about it at the same time."
Dave Van Ronk
US singer, songwriter
"You have debased my childyou have made him a laughingstock of intelligencea stench in the nostrils of the gods of the ionosphere."
Dr. Lee deForest
, on his 1906 invention, the Audion Tube, which made commercial radio possible
"In common with many Christians of the classic type he felt sincerely safer and more at ease when he had given away all he had, like a man passing a ball in a game."
"Everybody's got plans... until they get hit."
"I have only read one book in my life and that is 'White Fang.' It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another."
(sister of Jessica)
"Golf is more fun than walking naked in a strange place, but not much."
"Where in this small-talking world can I find a longitude with no platitude?"