"Lexicographer. A writer of dictionaries; a harmless drudge."
Dr. Samuel Johnson
English writer, lexicographer
"Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid."
"It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you."
"Of course there's a lot of knowledge in universities: the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don't take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates."
Dr. Abbott Lawrence Lowell
US educator, lawyer
("What a University President has Learned")
(grandfather of Amy Lowell)
"Twenty can't be expected to tolerate sixty in all things, and sixty gets bored stiff with twenty's eternal love affairs."
Canadian artist, writer
("Odds and Ends")
"A private railroad car is not an acquired taste. One takes to it immediately."
Eleanor Robson Belmont
English-US actor, writer
"I learned in business that you had to be very careful when you told somebody that's working for you to do something, because the chances were very high he'd do it. In government, you don't have to worry about that."
George P. Shultz
US Secretary of State (60)
"The press deserves nothing but lies."
US singer, songwriter, guitarist (Television)
"To err is dysfunctional, to forgive codependent."
US singer (the Knack)
"My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail."
US actor, fireman
"A primitive artist is an amateur whose work sells."
"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there."
L. P. Hartley
"In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe, we graft into our very soul."
"I've always strived to be successful, not famous."