"Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don't know which half."
Mother: "It's broccoli, dear."
Child: "I say it's spinach, and I say the hell with it."
E. B. White
US writer, grammarian
"Girls have an unfair advantage over men: if they can't get what they want by being smart, they can get it by being dumb."
"True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans and my time is today."
(brother of Ira)
"I refuse to slap some stupid words on the stupid paper just so we have a stupid song finished."
US singer, songwriter
"The world does not owe men a living, but business, if it is to fulfill its ideal, owes men an opportunity to earn a living."
Owen D. Young
"Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage."
"One of the grotesqueries of present-day American life is the amount of reasoning that goes into displaying the wisdom secreted in bad movies while proving that modern art is meaningless."
"Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism. It is not quite the occupation of an adult."
Sir Laurence Olivier
"In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion, whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion."
"In the midst of creating, a person is raised to another level of consciousness that doesn't have that much to do with everyday thinking. It's as if you could imagine life before there were words."
US bassist, composer
"The Ramones were inspiring a lot of bands that couldn't master their instruments."
US drummer (Ramones)