"They never taste who always drink;
They always talk, who never think."
"Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame."
"A college is a place where pebbles are polished and diamonds dimmed."
Robert G. Ingersoll
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
(grandfather of Margaux and
"Those who make a distinction between education and entertainment don't know the first thing about either."
Canadian writer, social critic
"There are more bad musicians than there is bad music."
"The good lawyer is the great salesman."
US Secretary of State
"The phone rings and I curse.
"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."
US comic, actor
"I heard you call me immature earlier. Well, you're just a big poop-head."
US comic actor
"If one could make alive again for other people some cobwebbed skein of old dead intrigues and breathe breath and character into dead names and stiff portraits. That is history to me!"
G. M. Trevelyan
"Never write an advertisement which you wouldn't want your family to read. You wouldn't tell lies to your own wife. Don't tell them to mine."
English chef, salesman, research poll assistant, secret service agent, gentleman farmer, and advertising guru
"I think, first, that there's too much music in films today."
"Are you more likely to tolerate drivel than you were four years ago? I think the answer is yes. Four years of Reagan has deadened the senses against a barrage of uninterrupted nonsense."
"Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."
E. L. Doctorow
"Irreverence is our only sacred cow."
US writer, comedian, editor