"One would suppose in reading them that women possess but one class of physical organs, and that these are always diseased."
Mary Ashton Livermore
US social reformer
, on the works of male physicians
"Having leveled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home."
(sister of Charlotte
and Anne Brontė)
"In the long run, there is not much discrimination against superior talent."
"One sits the whole day at the desk and appetite is standing next to me. 'Away with you,' I say. But Comrade Appetite does not budge from the spot."
"Put it back in the horse!"
H. Allen Smith
, on tasting his first American beer
"To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance."
"You never know a guy till you've tried him in bed. You know more about a guy in one night in bed than you do in months of conversation. In the sack, they can't cheat!"
(same dates as Ralph Richardson)
"One lady told me that before she saw 'Sounder,' she didn't believe black people could love each other, have deep relationships in the same way as white people."
(was married to Miles Davis)
"Civilization consists in the multiplication and refinement of human wants."
"It's a tough ho' to row."
US friend of the quotekeeper
, on canoeing
"I always get more applause than votes."
US social reformer
"I've dated the sweet mama's boy, the musician rocker, the struggling artistbasically a lot of people without jobs."
"First, it's 'Who is Jake Gyllenhaal?,' then it's 'Get me Jake Gyllenhaal,' then 'Get me someone who looks like Jake Gyllenhaal,' and then 'Who is Jake Gyllenhaal?'...Right now, I'm between 'Who is Jake Gyllenhaal?' and 'Get me Jake Gyllenhaal.'"
(brother of Maggie Gyllenhaal;
relationship with Kirsten Dunst)
"To play Tarzanat my age, with a big belly; even Cheetah with white hair. We've had enough strong and beautiful Tarzans!"
"As long as the producers want me and the Almighty doesn't."
, on how long he would play 'Q' in the James Bond movies;
Cleese plays him now