"When a dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that is news."
Charles Anderson Dana
US newspaper magnate
("Recollections of the Civil War")
"...And finds, with keen, discriminating sight,
Black's not so black, nor white so very white."
British PM (19)
"I begged them to please make me something that wouldn't ride up my, well, you know. And they all told me that they used all the rubber for the tanks."
US swimming actor
("Million Dollar Mermaid")
, on wartime swimsuit material
(was married to Fernando Lamas)
"A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution."
"Whenever the impulse to exercise comes over me, I lie down until it passes away"
J. P. McEvoy
"Whatever you do, do not get into a car with Bono. He's not great at the old driving."
English-born Irish guitarist (U2)
("Sunday Bloody Sunday")
"The idea of a series of items, following one another docilely, forms the only possible reasonable approach to life if you have to live it with a home and a husband and children, none of whom would dream of following one another docilely."
("The Haunting of Hill House")
"I used to resent 'King Kong,' but now I don't fight it anymore. I realize that it is a classic, and I am pleased to be associated with it. Why, only recently an entire issue of a French magazine was devoted to discussing the picture from its artistic, moral, and even religious aspects."
("The Most Dangerous Game")
"The stuff I can't remember is great because it's a lot of stuff I don't want to remember anyway."
US singer, musician, actor
("Gentle on My Mind")
, on Alzheimer's