"I cannot spare the luxury of believing that all things beautiful are what they seem."
"No longer diverted by other emotions, I work the way a cow grazes."
"I didn't say that I didn't say it, I said that I didn't say that I said it. I want to make that very clear."
US governor (MI)
(father of Mitt)
"With my little band, I did everything they did with a big band. I made the blues jump."
US bandleader, rock'n'roller
"He had delusions of adequacy."
US theatre critic
("How Not to Write a Play")
, on Jay Robinson, producer and virtually star of Broadway play "Buy Me Blue Ribbons"
"I'm glad I don't have perfect pitch because perfect pitch can drive you crazy."
US singer, bandleader
"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
(Five stages of grief)
"Half the world does not know the joys of wearing cotton underwear."
Senator Phil Gramm
"Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait."
A. Whitney Brown
US writer, actor (SNL)
"I would even go to Washington, which is saying something for me, just to glimpse Jane Q. Public, being sworn in as the first female president of the United States, while her husband holds the Bible and wears a silly pill box hat and matching coat."
("One True Thing")
"There are two types of actors: those who say they want to be famous and those who are liars."
(married to Kyra Sedgwick)
"I think my whole generation's mission is to kill the cliche."
US singer, songwriter, musician
"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."
Admiral Hyman G. Rickover
Poland-born military guy
"I always wanted to be a movie star. I thought it meant being famous and having breakfast in bed. I didn't know you had to be up at 4:00 a.m."
("The Bride Goes Wild")
(was married to Dick Powell)
"I just want to do more work. Every time I step in front of a camera I feel young again. I really do. It keeps your mind active and it keeps you going."