"If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down, these women together ought to be able to turn it right side up again."
("Ain't I A Woman?")
"A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind."
("Weib und Welt (Woman and World)")
"I am one of those unfortunates to whom death is less hideous than explanations."
"I don't think we had better go into the minute secrets of the campaign, so far as I know them, because I see the reporters are present, who are taking it all down."
Chester Alan Arthur
US President (21),
"I believe in Success,
And in Comfort no less
I believe all the rest is but patter."
("Evil May Day")
"I could eat alphabet soup and sh*t better lyrics."
, on an unknown musical
"If you're looking for youth, you're looking for longevity, just take a dose of rock 'n' roll. It keeps you going. Just like the caffeine in your coffee. Rock 'n' roll is good for the soul, for the well being, for the psyche, for your everything. I love it. I can't even picture being without rock 'n' roll."
US singer, songwriter, Twister
("Work With Me Annie")
"When I play I think of how the phrases move as a dance, or something in nature like a bird or a shooting star."
"I played with dolls until I was 15. My mother encouraged it because my older sister got married when she was 15, so Mom thought that the longer I stayed with dolls, the better."
(was married to John Derek)
"We're all nothing but unified arrangements of atoms and particles, drifting around, enjoying consciousness every now and then for a second or so before splitting up to become bits and pieces of trees and stars and french fries."
Alan Dean Foster
("The Man Who Used the Universe")
"The curve of your eyes goes around my heart,
A round of dance and sweetness,
Halo of time, nocturnal and safe cradle,
And if I don't know any more all that I've lived through
It's because I haven't always been seen by you."
French writer, surrealist
"I don't think I would ever consider autoerotic asphyxiation unless maybe someone broke into my house and was strangling me anyway."
US comic, actor (SNL)
"I would kill the clone. That would be my first response."
, on how she'd react if she encountered an unexpected identical twin
"My life is so full of surprises, nothing surprises me any more."
("Kids in America")
"We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough."
("The Theory of Spectra and Atomic Constitution; three essays")
(same dates as Henry Agard Wallace)
"The fact is, though nobody has perceived it, that a professional play-critic is a monstrositya sow with five legs or a man with four thumbs. Nature did not intend him, and that is why we have to conceal our repulsion when he confronts us."
("The Rose Without a Thorn")
"With the kind of pictures they're making today, I'll stick with toilet paper."