"Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician."
("Alma; or, The Progress of the Mind")
"Mathematicians have tried in vain to this day to discover some order in the sequence of prime numbers, and we have reason to believe that it is a mystery into which the human mind will never penetrate."
"Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape."
"When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over."
Scottish writer, minister
"...then I did the simplest thing in the world. I leaned down... and kissed him. And the world cracked open."
Agnes de Mille
US dancer, choreographer
("Dance to the Piper")
(niece of Cecil B. de Mille)
"Is there anything better than to be longing for something, when you know it is within reach?"
"You gotta live somewhere."
US comic, actor
, suggested motto for Cleveland
"I'd like to congratulate myself, and thank myself, and give myself a big pat on the back. Thank you, Dee Dee, you're very wonderful."
Dee Dee Ramone
US bassist (Ramones)
, on induction into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame
"The myths have always condemned those who 'looked back.' Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision."
"I rate censors, particularly those of church and state, as low as I rate character assassins; they often run together."
J. Frank Dobie
"I think it's a cheap way to gain publicity to try to do it on the strength of a friendship with someone who happens to have a big name."
("Mutiny on the Bounty")
, on tabloid reporting of his relationship with Crawford
(was married to Joan Crawford)
"Flowers grow out of dark moments."
Sister Corita Kent
("Damn Everything but the Circus")
"The girls kick the hell out of the guys. I've always played well at the Ivy League...Cornell, Dartmouth. I have never encountered a berating woman."
("Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!")
, on the success of his movies with women
"The Open Road goes to the used-car lot."
("At the End of the Open Road")