"'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view,
and robes the mountain in its azure hue."
"Like many beginning writers, I had to make the difficult leap from short stories to learning the craft and form of a novel."
"The Llama is a woolly sort of fleecy hairy goat
with an indolent expression and an undulating throat
Like an unsuccessful literary man."
"I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?"
US baseball player, coach
"My billing has always been; 'and', or 'with', or 'including.' That's all right; let the stars take the blame."
(son of Ed Wynn)
"If you are what you eat, then one of the sharks in 'Jaws' is a beer can, half a mackerel and a Louisiana license plate... The other characters in the film are nowhere nearly so fully packed."
US film critic
"There ain't no answer. There ain't going to be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer."
(sister of Leo Stein)
(the image is from the wonderful and generous Bridgeman Art Library)
"He tricked me into marrying him. He told me I was pregnant."
"I made over forty Westerns. I used to lie awake nights trying to think up new ways of getting on and off a horse."
"Certainly no style seems at first glance to provide a richer field for the investigations of Herr Freud."
Sir Osbert Lancaster
English illustrator, gardener
, on Art Deco
"You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake."