"Those who consent to the act and those who do it shall be equally punished."
Sir Edward Coke
"No one rises so high as he who knows not whither he is going."
Lord Oliver Cromwell
English Lord Protector
"Most people can't understand how others can blow their noses differently than they do.
"It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man."
"My theory has always been to write a real small story against a big background."
, on making westerns (shown with John Wayne)
"Seven days without laughter makes one weak."
US cartoonist (Beetle Bailey)
"I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance."
e. e. cummings
u. s. poet
"The Mars research has advanced my life in no capacity. How has it helped your life? Looks like Arizona, tastes like chicken. Billions of dollars. I think we should just blow it up and sniff it as it drifts past."
(son of Martin Sheen,
brother of Emilio Estevez,
was married to Denise Richards)
"You can't stand up for Main Street if you're on all fours for Wall Street."
US comic, actor
"Individual commitment to a group effortthat is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
US football coach
"The two women exchanged the kind of glance women use when no knife is handy."
US mystery writer
(as "Ellery Queen," with Manfred Lee)
"I made some mistakes in drama. I thought the drama was when the actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries."
US film director
"Art doesn't come in measured quantities: it's got to be too much or it's not enough."
US (Petaluma, CA-born) film critic
"I'm happy to say I licked the big C. And I beat cancer."
"The poem is sad because it wants to be yours, and cannot be."
"I don't have any degrees. I was a dropout. So I guess it's not absolutely necessary!"
US musician (Steely Dan)