"Vermouth always makes me brilliant unless it makes me idiotic, but we'll hope for the best."
E. F. Benson
(brother of A. C. Benson)
"Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities."
"The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good."
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself."
(went missing 07/02/1937; declared deceased 01/05/1939)
"Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel."
US representative (NY)
"With age comes wisdom which, by my best estimate, weighs at least 25 pounds."
US comic actor
"I wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence. There's a knob called `brightness', but it doesn't work."
"The best way to turn a woman's head is to tell her she has a beautiful profile."
"I'm a lot more sartorial than thespian. They come to see me and go out humming the costumes."
(sister of Joan Bennett)
"I actually saved the newspaper to show my kids one day, but it's not true. Sorry."
US singer, actor
, on reports that she'd insured her body for one billion dollars
"I feel ghostly unreal until I become somebody else again on the screen."
(was married to Britt Ekland)
"When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer."
Isaac Bashevis Singer
"It is difficult to understand precisely what the state hopes to achieve by promoting the creation and perpetuation of a subclass of illiterates within our boundaries, surely adding to the problems and costs of unemployment, welfare and crime."
William J. Brennan, Jr.
US Supreme Court justice
, on schooling for illegal aliens