"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
"...And finds, with keen, discriminating sight,
Black's not so black, nor white so very white."
British PM (19)
"Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighborhood."
Louise Lester Beal
"No one worth possessing can be quite possessed."
"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
(was married to Fernando Lamas)
, on wartime swimsuit material
"A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution."
"She will be successful who is easy to start and hard to stop."
(was married to Eddie Fisher)
"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)
"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 best-read idiot in the world."
, on herself
"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."