"It is the unbroken testimony of all history that alcoholic liquors have been used by the strongest, wisest, handsomest, and in every way best races of all times."
("A Primer of French Literature")
"Gentlemen, it is better to have died as a small boy than to fumble this football."
US football coach
"Rivers are the lifeblood of our planet and they need to flow. They don't need to be dammed every 15 feet."
US singer, environmentalist
("Stay as Sick as You Are")
"A conservative is a liberal who got mugged the night before."
US mayor (Philadelphia)
"Humor is the ability to see three sides to one coin."
"I said to this priest: 'Am I expected to believe that if I went out and had an affair that God was really going to be upset? Okay, thou shalt not kill... steal... but thou shalt not commit adultery? If no one is any the wiser, what the hell difference does it make?' He was lovely. He told me the Commandments were laid down for a lot of guys living in the desert."
("Lady Godiva Rides Again")
(was married to Richard Dawson;
relationship with Bob Monkhouse)
"I never exaggerate; I just remember big."
Chi Chi Rodriguez
Puerto Rican golfer
"I'm interested in stories about people as we knew them in the near-recent future."
US film director
("The Right Stuff")
"Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string."
"If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito."
("The Body Shop")
"Making a martial arts film in English to me is the same as John Wayne speaking Chinese in a western."
("Life of Pi")