"Women and men of wit are dangerous tools,
And ever fatal to admiring fools."
Alfred Hitchcock: "One look at you and I know there's famine in the land."
George Bernard Shaw: "One look at you, Mr. Hitchcock, and I know who caused it."
Famous English author and literary smart guy
"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you."
"A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug."
English writer, linguist
"In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others."
"When I was born, I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half."
US comic, actor
(was married to George Burns)
"Champagne for everybody!"
, on learning that her TV husband William Frawley had died
"I've always played disintegrated characters. I don't know much about acting, but I can play those kinds of characters."
(was married to Lauren Bacall)
"Being thrown out of this place is significantly better than being thrown out of a leper colony."
US screenwriter, director
(was married to Julie Andrews)
"The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes."
"It's the creme-de-la-creme of bullsh*t."
, on the Academy Awards
"Without fanaticism we cannot accomplish anything."
"I need to know how the clock is made after you tell me what time it is."
"My favorite thing is to go where I've never been."
"If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex."
"You get an education in school and in college. And then you start to work. And thatís when you learn!"
US artist (Disney)
"Pearl is a disease of oysters. Levant is a disease of Hollywood."
"Polling is merely an instrument for gauging public opinion. When a president or any other leader pays attention to poll results, he is, in effect, paying attention to the views of the people. Any other interpretation is nonsense."
Dr. George H. Gallup
"Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future."
"The magnitude of our social problems will require that all citizens and institutions make a commitment to volunteering as a way of life and as a primary opportunity to create needed change."
US governor (MI)
(father of Mitt)