"You may have the universe if I may have Italy."
"You don't know a woman until you've had a letter from her."
"The circumstances of the world are so variable that an irrevocable purpose or opinion is almost synonymous with a foolish one."
US Secretary of State
"One shouldn't be afraid of the humans. Well, I am not afraid of the humans, but of what is inhuman in them."
"In order to appreciate England one has to have a certain contempt for logic."
"The truth is that there is only one terminal dignitylove. And the story of a love is not importantwhat is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity."
"A note can be as small as a pin or as big as the world, it depends on your imagination."
US pianist, composer
"One is always considered mad when one perfects something that others cannot grasp."
US director, writer
"I mean, don't forget the earth's about five thousand million years old, at least. Who can afford to live in the past?"
"Writing is about a blank piece of paper and leaving out what's not supposed to be there."
US singer songwriter
"Rock'n'Roll is not so much a question of electric guitars as it is striped pants."
David Lee Roth
US singer (Van Halen) and striped-pants wearer
(also see Eddie Van Halen)
"For me, singing is a way of escaping. It is another world. I'm no longer on earth."
(same dates as Ralph Richardson)
"He hasn't an enemy in the worldbut all his friends hate him."
"You've got to perform in a role hundreds of times. In keeping it fresh one can become a large, madly humming, demented refrigerator."
Sir Ralph Richardson
(same dates as Edith Piaf)
"I loved playing Go Go, because the character's so extreme. And she's pretty close to my real character. Especially the fact that she liked her sword and lots of accessories."
, on her role on "Kill Bill: Vol. 1"
"I hate television. I hate it as much as I hate peanuts. But I cannot stop eating peanuts."
US actor, director
(was married to Rita Hayworth)
"People don't know my real self, and they're not about to find out."
"Siegel and Shuster created a piece of American mythology. It was my privilege to be the onscreen custodian of the character in the '70s and '80s. There will be many interpretations of Superman, but the original character created by two teenagers in the '30s will last forever."
"If I weren't reasonably placid, I don't think I could cope with this sort of life. To be a diva, you've got to be absolutely like a horse."