"Every now and then we discover in the seething mass of humanity round us a person who does not seem to need anybody else, and the contrast with ourselves is stinging."
("The Art of Thinking")
"Fear grows in darkness; if you think there's a bogeyman around, turn on the light."
("I Saw Hitler!")
"Fear of losing is what makes competitors so great. Show me a gracious loser and I'll show you a permanent loser."
O. J. Simpson
US football player, actor, murderer
"If you can feel like a good man in your 40s, you can feel like a better man in your 50s, a Superman in your 60s, and maybe a Spider-Man in your 70s."
(married to Rita Wilson;
father of Colin Hanks)
"Everybody hates you when you're the best, and everybody hates you when you're the worst."
"If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water."
("The Immense Journey")
"When you put your hand to the plow, you can't put it down until you get to the end of the row."
US lawyer, suffragist
"One learns in life to keep silent and draw one's own confusions."
Cornelia Otis Skinner
US actor, writer
("Elegant Wits and Grand Horizontals")
"The chief cause of problems is solutions."
"There is never a deed so foul that something couldn't be said for the guy; that's why there are lawyers."
("The Adequate Award")
"If you see a snake, just kill it. Don't appoint a committee on snakes."
H. Ross Perot
US gazillionaire, presidential contender