"How many men are there who fairly earn a million dollars?"
"He played the King as though under the momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the Ace."
, reviewing Creston Clarke as King Lear
"A proof that experience is of no use, is that the end of one love does not prevent us from beginning another."
"The first casualty when war comes is truth."
US Governor, Senator (CA)
(Note: Johnson died [of old age] the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima)
"A 'good' family, it seems, is one that used to be better."
US writer ("The Cat Who...")
"(Nixon) bleeds people. He draws every drop of blood and then drops them from a cliff. He'll blame any person he can put his foot on."
US wife of Attorney General
(was married to John Mitchell)
"Fame is a food that dead men eat
I have no stomach for such meat."
"Baseball is a public trust. Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over. But baseball goes on."
US baseball commissioner
"Why do you heckle me? For all you know, I'm your father."
(the White Stripes singer was born July 9, 1975)
, to a heckler
"People don't seem to understand that it's a damn war out there."
US tennis player
(was engaged to Chris Evert)
"Yes, but I don't have to eat the whole rifle."
, on being told "You'll just have to bite the bullet."
"I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do."
"It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him."
J. R. R. Tolkien
"I've just been so interested in what I was doing that I never thought of stopping, and I just hated sleeping. I can't imagine having a better life."
"I am perfectly happy to believe that nobody likes us but the public."
Austrian manager, NY Metropolitan Opera
(same dates as Bob Denver)
"Since Auschwitz we know what man is capable of. And since Hiroshima we know what is at stake."
"I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it, we are inventing ways to shorten it."
Dr. Christiaan Barnard
S. African surgeon
"I don't jog. If I die I want to be sick."
US basketball coach
"It was the mid-'70s when I realized it wasn't going off the air. I certainly didn't set out to have a series rerun forever, but it's not a bad experience at all."
(same dates as Rudolf Bing)
, on his TV show, "Gilligan's Island"