"A man who has a million dollars is as well off as if he were rich."
John Jacob Astor
"People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices."
(same dates as Katharine Graham)
"It's a damn good story. If you have any comments, write them on the back of a check."
Erle Stanley Gardner
, on a manuscript submitted to hard-to-please editors
"If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves, there wouldn't be enough to go around."
"Anyone can be a yogi. All you need are a dirty sheet and two broken legs."
US comic, writer
("My Brother was an Only Child")
"Ideas rose in clouds; I felt them collide until pairs interlocked, so to speak, making a stable combination."
"The four stages of a man are infancy, childhood, adolescence and obsolescence."
"I did a movie with Miss Bankhead in England. One day, she wandered into my dressing room, completely nude. I couldn't help staring, and she said, 'What's the matter, dahling? Haven't you ever seen a blonde before?'"
(father of Kiefer)
"Beyond its entertainment value, Baywatch has enriched and, in many ways, helped save lives. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to continue with a project which has had such significance for so many."
"Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen, and I was three."
"However bad an artist, his work is his life; the worse it is the greater his vanity."
Sir Alfred Munnings
"A baseball bat is a wondrous weapon."
US baseball player
"Sometimes I’d think I was making music through the wrong end of a magnifying glass."
US jazz composer, musician
"Fans, don't fail to miss tomorrow's game."
US baseball player
"If one is rich and one's a woman, one can be quite misunderstood."
US businessperson (Washington Post owner)
(same dates as Adam Smith)
"An actor is someone who hates himself so much he has to be someone else."
"I do think one of the factors was we were of different sexes."
, on his 63-year marriage to Betsy
"If you ask me whether the election of Barack Obama is the fulfillment of Dr. King's dream, I say, 'No, it's just a down payment.'"
John R. Lewis
US civil rights leader, Representative (GA)