"Mad, is he? Then I hope he will bite some of my other generals."
King George II
German king of England
, on reports that General Wolfe was a madman
"Whatever man prays for, he prays for a miracle. Every prayer reduces itself to thisGreat God, grant that twice two be not four."
"You can tell when you have crossed the frontier into Germany because of the badness of the coffee."
King Edward VII
(son of Queen Victoria)
"Fate cast me to play the role of an ugly duckling with no promise of swanning. I have played my life as a comedy rather than the tragedy many would have made of it."
Man: "This is Ed Wynn, who's not such a fool as he looks."
Ed Wynn: "That's right. That's the great difference between me and my friend here."
(father of Keenan Wynn)
"Of course there will always be slapstick work. That brand of humor is still popular on the stage, with some people, and there will always be more or less of a demand for this kind of fun."
"Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid."
Austrian actor and inventor
"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."
"This is no time to pull the rug out in the middle of the stream." *
US Representative (MA)
"In a dream you are never eighty."
"The sheepskin conferred on a student by a college hardly compensates for the human hide that will be knocked off him later in the school of experience." *
"It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned Englishup to fifty words used in correct contextno human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese."
Dr. Carl Sagan
US scientist, writer
"Why do I have to be an example for your kid? You be an example for your own kid."
US baseball player
"Whatever the reasonwhether Hitler thought he might get away with what he had got without fighting for it, or whether it was that after all the preparations were not sufficiently completehowever, one thing is certain, he missed the bus."
English PM (40)
"A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary."
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
"You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination."
Charles de Gaulle