"Orthodoxy is my doxy; heterodoxy is another man's doxy."
English bishop, literary critic
"Feed the musician, and he's out of tune."
"Where it is a duty to worship the sun, it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat."
Lord Viscount John Morley
"Darling, you stink so beautiful."
US film director
, to a perfumed actress
"The difference between burlesque and the newspapers is that the former never pretended to be performing a public service by exposure."
I. F. Stone
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
"The first four months of writing the book, my mental image is scratching with my hands through granite. My other image is pushing a train up the mountain, and it's icy, and I'm in bare feet."
Mary Higgins Clark
("A Stranger Is Watching")
"Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you."
(was married to John Osborne)
"For those who missed it the first time, this is your golden opportunity; you can miss it again." *
"I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style."
"In other words, apart from the known and the unknown, what else is there?"