"To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another."
G. Wilhelm Leibniz
"The American dream of rags to riches is a dream for a reasonit is hard to achieve; were everyone to do it, it wouldn't be a dream but would rather be reality."
"Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out."
Jean Paul Richter
"Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession."
Charles J. C. Lyall
"I would advise young artists... to paint as they can, as long as they can, without being afraid of painting badly... If their painting doesn't improve by itself, it means that nothing can be doneand I wouldn't do anything!"
(Manet is here)
"If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong."
"People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse than they are."
"McCarthyism is Americanism with its sleeves rolled."
US Senator and Commie Hunter
"We shall prosper as we learn to do the common things of life in an uncommon way. Let down your buckets where you are."
Booker T. Washington
"'Waldo is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death,' said Clovis."
"In other words... you can't be a misogynist and expect women to appreciate you."
"I wasn't a sex symbol. I was a sex zombie."
"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
P. J. O'Rourke
"I'm So Miserable Without You, It's Almost Like Having You Here."
US singer, songwriter
, song title
"The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces."
US representative (IL)
"To be able to write a play, a man must be sensitive, imaginative, naive, gullible, passionate; he must be something of an imbecile, something of a poet, something of a liar, something of a damn fool."
Robert E. Sherwood
"I thought I might meet some girls, to tell you the truth."
D. B. Sweeney
, on why he got into acting