"He that useth many words for the explaining any subject, doth, like the cuttle fish, hide himself for the most part in his own ink."
"Fame usually comes to those who are thinking of something else."
"He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it, hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart."
C. S. Lewis
(died near his birthday)
"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."
"...colors like a flourish of trumpets or pianissimo on the violin, great, calm, oscillating, splintered surgances... Is this not form?"
"There have been women I have loved... A lot, as discreetly as possible."
French President (22)
"I'm too shy to express my sexual needs except over the phone to people I don't know."
US comic, actor
"Every country in the world has its hands up to the elbows in the American taxpayer's pocket."
US Senator (NE)
"I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions."
US editor, activist
"You know what I want? I want yesterday."
Telegram: "HOW OLD CARY GRANT?"
: "OLD CARY GRANT FINE. HOW YOU?"
(was married to Dyan Cannon)
"One day in Hollywood I read a script in which the character was described as 'charming but dulla typical Ralph Bellamy type'. I promptly headed for New York to find a part with guts."
"I've learned over a period of years there are setbacks when you come up against the immovable object; sometimes the object doesn't move."
US mayor (Detroit)
"A good idea plus capable men cannot fail; it is better than money in the bank."
US writer, director