"Mountains appear more lofty the nearer they are approached, but great men resemble them not in this particular."
Lady Marguerite Blessington
"The only time some fellows are seen with their wives is after they're indicted."
"...it never seems to occur to some people, that, like beauty, a sense of humor may sometimes be fatal."
Edgar Rice Burroughs
"There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well."
US labor organizer
"What a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters. You can't reread a phone call."
US writer, politico
"If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?"
US comic actor
(partner of Jane Wagner
"My first strong musical memory is of the Villa-Lobos Sixth Quartet which my parents were rehearsing. I remember that it reminded me of big teddy bears dancing around."
"Now there is a new group every week; it seems like everybody and anybody can get into the charts."
English singer (Bee Gees)
"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence."
Charles A. Beard
"Make sure everything you do you really like, because you have to sing it the rest of your life."
"Men resemble great deserted palaces: the owner occupies only a few rooms and has closed-off wings where he never ventures."
"On a good day, I view the job [of University president] as directing an orchestra. On the dark days, it is more like that of a clutchengaging the engine to effect forward motion, while taking greater friction."
A. Bartlett Giamatti
US President of Yale, commissioner of Major League Baseball
"I got my first guitar at age of 7 and never laid it down. Momma taught me G, C, and D. I was off to the races, son!"
"As much experience, education and awareness as one can attain is important for a comedian."
US comic, actor, teacher, writer