"I saw him even now going the way of all flesh, that is to say towards the kitchen."
("The White Devil")
"There is a star above us which unites souls of the first order, though worlds and ages separate them."
"A pin has as much head as some authors and a good deal more point."
George D. Prentice
("Prenticeana, or Wit and Humor in Paragraphs")
"Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant; there is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks."
Johann Gottfried von Herder
("Ideas on the Philosophy of the History of Mankind")
"It doesn't much signify whom one marries, for one is sure to find next morning that it was someone else."
("The Pleasures of Memory")
"When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch."
US baseball player
"If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you're going to have a musical comedy administration."
US administrator (NYC)
("Public Works: A Dangerous Trade")
"Manifold subsequent experience has led to a truer appreciation and a more moderate estimate of the importance of the dependence of one living being upon another."
("Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus")
"Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more."
US actor, playwright, activist
("Do the Right Thing")
(was married to Ruby Dee)
"Except that right-side-up is best, there is not much to learn about holding a baby."
Heywood C. Broun
("Christians Only: A Study in Prejudice")
(father of Heywood Hale Broun)
"It would be nice to do a movie where I didn't have to choke the girl to get her."
"Some people think they are concentrating when they're merely worrying."
Bobby Tyre Jones
"Write out of love, write out of instinct, write out of reason. But always for money."
("The Kitten Who Barked")
"It's funny how society places such strict standards upon young blonde females. We're supposed to play the clean-cut view the public wants of us. But I am not your little cookie-cutter virgin."
"Basically, I only play one character; I just play him at different volumes."
US comic, actor (SNL)
"If you took those early Star Treks that we did and put us in a western wardrobe and put us on wagon train going west, we can say the same lines."
(was married to Gene Roddenberry)
"Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not."
("The Garden Party")
"I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house."
Zsa Zsa Gabor
(sister of Eva;
was married to Conrad Hilton and eight others)