"I believe one half of the world is born for the convenience of the other half."
Sarah Kemble Siddons
"Two great talkers will not travel far together."
English writer, linguist
"More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing nothing, than by believing too much."
P. T. Barnum
US entrepreneur, showman
"The real fact is that I could no longer stand their eternal cold mutton."
, on why he left England for South Africa
"Life is a horizontal fall."
French writer, filmmaker
"Women have a passion for mathematics. They divide their age in half, double the price of their clothes, and always add at least five years to the age of their best friend."
"He imitated me so well that I couldn't stand myself any longer."
"The only problem with doing the impossible is that everybody expects you to duplicate the impossible."
US football coach
"Only the young die good."
British-born US writer, artist
"Music should never be harmless."
Canadian guitarist, singer (The Band)
"The world is eaten up by boredom. It is like dust. You go about and never notice, you breathe it in. It is sifted so fine, it doesn't even grit on your teeth. But stand still for an instant and there it is, coating your face and hands."
"We've made our deals with the devil."
US singer (the News)
"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."
US cartoonist (Calvin & Hobbes)
"Conceit is God's gift to little men."
US congressman, ad man (invented "Betty Crocker")
"If your contribution has been vital there will always be somebody to pick up where you left off, and that will be your claim to immortality."
(was married to Alma Schindler)
"The secrets of success are a good wife and a steady job. My wife told me."
"By the time you know what to do, you're too old to do it."
US baseball player