"Prithee don't screw your wit beyond the compass of good manners."
English actor, playwright
"It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory."
King Charles X
"It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own."
"I understand the hero keeps getting into bed with women, and the war wasn't fought that way."
US writer, "New Yorker" founder
, on Hemingway's "Farewell to Arms"
"I have never understood people dividing things into dramas and comedies."
German-US director, producer, comic
(was married to Diane Sawyer)
"Try praising your wife even if it does frighten her at first."
(same dates as Gene Tierney)
"Everyone should live to be 92 years old, have an orgasm and drop dead."
US columnist, humorist
"My agent said, 'You aren't good enough for movies.' I said, 'You're fired.'"
(was partners with Burt Reynolds)
"My songs grow on peoplelike warts."
US singer, songwriter, guitarist (Eagles)
"Don't think of him as a Republican, think of him as the man I love; and if that doesn't work, think of him as the man who can crush you."
, on introducing (now ex-)hubby Arnold to Uncle Ted
"The modern-day composer refuses to die."
French modern-day composer
"It was never in my dreams to make my personal life anybody else's business."
(was married to Uma Thurman)