"I can't say I was ever lost, but I was bewildered once for three days."
"I have seen all, I have heard all, I have forgotten all."
Austria-born French royalty
"The passion for office among members of Congress is very great, if not absolutely disreputable, and greatly embarrasses the operations of the Government. They create offices by their own votes and then seek to fill them themselves."
James K. Polk
US President (11)
"It seems that boredom is one of the greatest discoveries of our time. If so, there's no question but that he must be considered a pioneer."
, on Michelangelo Antonioni
"Most people seem to think I'm the kind of guy who shaves with a blowtorch. Actually I'm bookish and worrisome."
"Most women loathe limericks, for the same reason that calves hate cookbooks."
"We have probed the earth, excavated it, burned it, ripped things from it, buried things in it. That does not fit my definition of a good tenant. If we were here on a month-to-month basis, we would have been evicted long ago."
Chief Justice (CA)
"Bill Clinton's foreign policy experience stems mainly from having breakfast at the International House of Pancakes."
"They say that a good cook can ignite sparks by the way he kisses. The way I see, just because a guy can turn on the stove doesn't necessarily make him a good cook."
"I'm suggesting we call sex something else, and it should include everything from kissing to sitting close together."
US researcher, writer (The Hite Report)
"A woman whose face looked as if it had been made out of sugar and someone had licked it."
George Bernard Shaw
Famous English author and literary smart guy
, on Isadora Duncan
"Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead."
"If you knew how meat was made, you'd probably lose your lunch. I knowI'm from cattle country. That's why I became a vegetarian."
k. d. lang
"It's a jobsomeone's gotta kiss Jennifer Aniston. The reality is, Jennifer and I can do our job well because we truly are friends. But when the day's over, she goes home to her boyfriend and I go home to a magazine."
US actor (Friends)
"The greatest comedies that were made by anybody were made in two reels, I don't care who it was."
"I really like to create the sound of a choir the most. If you could see what the sound of it looks like when I shut my eyes and listen, you'd see the sound as angels spanning across the universe." *
"Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures."
Chinese physician, writer