"I only wish I could write with both hands, so as not to forget one thing while I am saying another."
Saint Teresa of Avila
Spanish nun, mystic, writer
"Much as he is opposed to lawbreaking, he is not bigoted about it."
"Tragedy is a close-up; comedy, a long shot."
US comic actor
"Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious."
"An epic is the easiest kind of picture to make badly."
US actor, NRA president
"One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition."
"The local groceries are all out of broccoli,
Roy Blount, Jr.
"My weakness is wearing too much leopard print."
(sister of Joan)
"There is nowhere you can go and only be with people who are like you. Give it up."
Bernice Johnson Reagon
US historian, musician (Sweet Honey in the Rock)
, on racism
"The American people never carry an umbrella. They prepare to walk in eternal sunshine."
Alfred Emanuel Smith
US Governor (NY)
"Conservation is the application of common sense to the common problems for the common good."
US environmentalist, Governor (PA)
"I was told I had an overabundance of original sin."
(partner of Tim Robbins)
, on parochial school
"We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up until now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future."
"I'd rather have ten years of super-hypermost than live to be seventy by sitting in some goddamn chair watching TV."
"Even without wars, life is dangerous."
"I think that the film 'Clueless' was very deep. I think it was deep in the way that it was very light. I think lightness has to come from a very deep place if it's true lightness."
"If this whole acting thing doesn't work out, I'll just get a talk show."
Rachael Leigh Cook
"Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you."
(was married to John Osborne)
"Mr. Reagan spent World War II, the global conflict fought and won by his generation, making training films in Hollywood."
R. W. "Johnny" Apple