"Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom."
"Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not only what it says, but even that it is worth the trouble of saying it."
("Writing Degree Zero")
"Both Roddy and I were smokers. The producer, Arthur Jacobs, had long-stemmed cigarette holders made for everyone so we could smoke with the make-up on."
, on wearing ape makeup
"The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it."
"But we're not supposed to talk anything besides football."
US sports commentator
"I'm not keeping track, but the record is there for someone to break."
Dominican baseball player
, hit 66 home runs in the 1998 season
"I don't really know why, but danger has always been an important thing in my lifeto see how far I could lean without falling, how fast I could go without cracking up."
"It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward."
Spanish communist leader
"Men, I feel, are like winebefore buying, a real connoisseur takes a small sip, and spits them out."
"What do you do after you are world-famous and nineteen or twenty and you have sat with prime ministers, kings and queens, the Pope? Do you go back home and take a job? What do you do to keep your sanity? You come back to the real world."
US Olympic sprinter
"Women are really leaders. A lot of them don't even know they are leaders. But they are."
"And what is more, I agree with everything I have just said." *
S. African politician
"No matter who you are or what you plan to do in life, learn to type!"