"The press is a mill that grinds all that is put into its hopper. Fill the hopper with poisoned grain and it will grind it to meal, but there is death in the bread."
William Cullen Bryant
"The philosophers of the Middle Ages demonstrated both that the Earth did not exist and also that it was flat. Today they are still arguing about whether the world exists, but they no longer dispute about whether it is flat."
("Lessons in Living from the Stone Age")
"A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top."
("The Artillery of the Press")
"You won't find a single four-letter word in there. I don't go for that bullsh*t."
US baseball pitcher
, on his autobiography
"Maybe I'm too masculine. Casting directors cast in their own, or an idealized image. Maybe I don't look like anybody's ideal."
"Maybe it's the hair. Maybe it's the teeth. Maybe it's the intellect. No, it's the hair."
("On the Air!")
, on Farrah Fawcett
"For me, it's more about keeping it simple with a rock and roll edge. It's all about accessorising."
(was married to Maurice Gibb)
"It's hard being black. You ever been black? I was black oncewhen I was poor."
"I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you can ride on."
(was married to Tom Arnold)
"With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft."
"I haven't thought about it. I'm not capable of deep thinking."
US football quarterback
, on being moved from starting QB to reserve
"Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness."
"We live in a time when nearly everything can be summed up in ones and zeroes, right? And that causes a certain amount of despair."
Swedish actor, Fulbright scholar
"This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover."
"Tim has a great vision. Unfortunately he gets so involved with the characterization of the villains, and the scenic backgrounds, that at times he forgets about the story line."
, on Tim Burton