"Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire."
Jean de la Fontaine
"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."
"Architecture is the art of how to waste space."
"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
, on Jay Robinson, producer and virtually star of Broadway play "Buy Me Blue Ribbons"
"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."
"One of my current pet theories is that the winter is a kind of evangelist, more subtle than Billy Graham, of course, but of the same stuff."
Shirley Ann Grau
"Economy is going without something you do want in case you should, some day, want something you probably don't want."
Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins
"The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer."
"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."
"There are two types of actors: those who say they want to be famous and those who are liars."
(married to Kyra Sedgwick)
"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."
(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."