"Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem."
"The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him."
"I believe that Ronald Reagan can make this country what it once wasan Arctic region covered with ice."
US comic, actor, director, writer
"My advice is, don't spend money on therapy. Spend it in a record store."
"A bad review is like baking a cake with all the best ingredients and having someone sit on it."
"I never liked my own species."
US cartoonist (The Far Side)
"They said playing basketball would kill me. Well, not playing basketball was killing me."
US basketball player
"If they tell you that she died of sleeping pills you must know that she died of a wasting grief, of a slow bleeding at the soul."
(was married to Luise Rainer)
, on Marilyn Monroe
"A good role for a woman is hard to come bybe she black, white, or sky-blue pink."
(was married to Olivier Martinez)
"Five inches of snow in five-inch heels. You can't look sexy and you can't look like you know what you're doing because you fall."
(married to Ashton Kutcher)
"God knows she had plenty of practice."
J. B. Priestly
, hearing that Mrs. Shaw was a 'good listener'
"I never thought that much about my playing. I was adequate." *
"People love as self-recognition what they hate as an accusation."
"Child, when hard luck fall it just keep fallin'."
"We must be part of the general staff at the inception, rather than the ambulance drivers at the bitter end."
US union leader
, on labor disputes
"If you really think about the horror of the world, the only suitable attitude seems to be to reject it."