"Flattery is like kolone water, tew be smelt of, but not swallowed."
"How idiotic civilization is! Why be given a body if you have to keep it shut up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?"
New Zealander writer
("The Garden Party")
"Learning is not compulsory, but neither is survival."
W. Edwards Deming
("Some Theory of Sampling")
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."
US basketball hall-of-famer
"You really have to experience the feeling of being with the president in the oval office... It's a disease I came to call Ovalitis."
US lawyer (for Nixon's White House)
"If I'm in the middle of hitting a most fantastic cross court back hand top spin and someone says 'Can you stop now and have sex' I'll say: 'No thanks!'"
Sir Cliff Richard
"They've great respect for the dead in Hollywood, but none for the living."
"I know that if I’d had to go and take an exam for acting, I wouldn’t have got anywhere. You don’t take exams for acting, you take your courage."
Dame Edith Evans
"I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed."
S. African journalist, lyricist