"Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself."
"Our body is a well-set clock, which keeps good time, but if it be too much or indiscreetly tampered with, the alarm runs out before the hour."
"Let us go and talk with the poets."
, on arriving in San Francisco
"You're looking exceptionally ugly tonight, Madam; is it because we have company?"
French "pataphysical" writer
"Not only is he ambidextrous, but he can throw with either hand."
"The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one."
US comic, actor
"Didn't you ever notice how it's always people who wish they had somethin' or had done somethin' that hate the hardest?"
US writer (Peyton Place)
"If you can't do it with feeling, don't."
"Never look at the trombones. You'll only encourage them."
"It is such a waste. It makes you logy and half-alive. It gives you nothing. It takes away."
, on prejudice
"You can't really expect a 22-year-old girl to react the same way as a man 24 years older than her."
New Zealander model, actor
, on her marriage to Rod Stewart
"If you want to be noticed as a drop of water, why would you move to the ocean?"
US singer, songwriter
"When I was young, I wanted to do something more low-key, like become a drummer in a rock band."
"I change my mind so much I need two boyfriends and a girlfriend."
"I can't tell you how many shows I've done with full-blown migraine headaches."
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
"The players in this drama of frustration and indignity are not commas or semicolons in a legislative thesis; they are people, human beings, citizens of the United States of America."
US activist, statesman
"In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined."
"You can't worry if it's cold; you can't worry if it's hot; you only worry if you get sick. Because then if you don't get well, you die."
Dominican baseball player