"Still, I have been no one's enemy but my own. My easy nature, either in drinking or anything else, was always ready to submit to persuasions of profligate companions, who often led me into snares..."
"Neither irony nor sarcasm is argument."
US Senator (MA)
"No one becomes forty without incredulity and a sense of outrage."
"The hand that dips into the bottom of the pot will eat the biggest snail."
"I am not the archetypal leading man. This is mainly for one reason: as you may have noticed, I have no hair."
"I'm an assistant storyteller. It's like being a waiter or a gas-station attendant, but I'm waiting on six million people a week, if I'm lucky."
US actor (Star Wars)
"I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing."
(was married to Georgia O'Keeffe)
"Everyone who ever walked barefoot into his child's room late at night hates Legos. I think Mr. Lego should be strung up from a scaffold made of his horrid little pockmarked arch-puncturing plastic cubes."
"Ball handling and dribbling are my strongest weaknesses."
US basketball player
"I learned much more from defeat than I ever learned from winning."
"My personal interest in ordinary people is unlimited, but I am fascinated by the challenge of portraying true greatness adequately with my camera."
"Elizabeth Taylor has a big heart. She recently built a halfway house for girls who don't want to go all the way."
US composer, comic, actor, author
"I cannot live with someone who can't live without me."
S. African writer
"If you want to really relax sometime, just fall to rock bottom and you'll be a happy man. Most all troubles come from having standards."
(died near his birthday)