dogsledteam - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[I worry that no matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up.]]> <![CDATA[Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation.]]> <![CDATA[Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.]]> <![CDATA[I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.]]> <![CDATA[Rock 'n Roll is a combination of good ideas dried up by fads, terrible junk, hideous failings in taste and judgment, gullibility and manipulation, moments of unbelievable clarity and invention, pleasure, fun, vulgarity, excess, novelty and utter enervation.]]> <![CDATA[The rich aren't like us; they pay less taxes.]]> <![CDATA[Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.]]> <![CDATA[Now that I'm over sixty I'm veering toward respectability.]]> <![CDATA[Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.]]> <![CDATA[The concept of romantic love affords a means of emotional manipulation which the male is free to exploit, since love is the only circumstance in which the female is (ideologically) pardoned for sexual activity.]]> <![CDATA[I write plays for people who wouldn't be seen dead in the theatre.]]> <![CDATA[Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.]]> <![CDATA[I have not a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming vices.]]> <![CDATA[Older women are best, because they always think they may be doing it for the last time.]]> <![CDATA[Youth has become a class.]]> <![CDATA[Youth is a period of missed opportunities.]]> <![CDATA[Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight.]]> <![CDATA[Writing isn't hard. It isn't any harder than ditch-digging.]]> <![CDATA[The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.]]> <![CDATA[The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife.]]> <![CDATA[Cause a man with a briefcase can steal more money than any man with a gun]]> <![CDATA[In the old days villains had moustaches and kicked the dog. Audiences are smarter today. They don't want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings.]]> <![CDATA[Never support two weaknesses at the same time. It's your combination sinners -- your lecherous liars and your miserly drunkards -- who dishonor the vices and bring them into bad repute.]]> <![CDATA[The point of living, and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing bad is going to happen to us. If we get fired, it's not failure; its a midlife vocational reassessment.]]> <![CDATA[If I weren't reasonably placid, I don't think I could cope with this sort of life. To be a diva, you've got to be absolutely like a horse.]]> <![CDATA[My mother has always been unhappy with what I do. She would rather I do something nicer, like be a bricklayer.]]> <![CDATA[Thin people are beautiful, but fat people are adorable.]]> <![CDATA[I don't weigh a pound over one hundred and eighty and, what's more, I never did.]]> <![CDATA[I don't like nostalgia unless it's mine.]]> <![CDATA[People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you. It's very selfish, but it's understandable.]]> <![CDATA[Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter.]]> <![CDATA[Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.]]> <![CDATA[People with insufficient personalities are fond of cats. These people adore being ignored.]]> <![CDATA[There is not a more mean, stupid, dastardly, pitiless, selfish, spiteful, envious, ungrateful animal than the Public. It is the greatest of cowards, for it is afraid of itself.]]> <![CDATA[I drink a lot of Diet Coke and belch. I've been known to use the f word.]]> <![CDATA[Isn't privacy about keeping taboos in their place?]]> <![CDATA[Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite.]]> <![CDATA[The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting.]]> <![CDATA[There's only one good test of pornography. Get twelve normal men to read the book, and then ask them, Did you get an erection? If the answer is Yes from a majority of the twelve, then the book is pornographic.]]> <![CDATA[Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.]]> <![CDATA[Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him.]]> <![CDATA[In order to fully realize how bad a popular play can be, it is necessary to see it twice.]]> <![CDATA[Playing Shakespeare is really tiring. You never get to sit down, unless you're the king.]]> <![CDATA[The number of people that will not go to a show they don't want to see is unlimited.]]> <![CDATA[When you learn not to want things so badly, life comes to you.]]> <![CDATA[I just stopped playing bitches on wheels and peoples' mothers. I have only a few more years to kick up my heels!]]> <![CDATA[I was sitting in the looping studio late one night, and I had this epiphany that they weren't paying me for my acting, for God's sake, but to own me. And from then on, it became clear and an awful lot easier to deal with.]]> <![CDATA[Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything.]]> <![CDATA[Most people think life sucks, and then you die. Not me. I beg to differ. I think life sucks, then you get cancer, then your dog dies, your wife leaves you, the cancer goes into remission, you get a new dog, you get remarried, you owe ten million dollars in medical bills but you work hard for thirty-five years and you pay it back and then -- one day -- you have a massive stroke, your whole right side is paralyzed, you have to limp along the streets and speak out of the left side of your mouth and drool but you go into rehabilitation and regain the power to walk and the power to talk and then -- one day -- you step off a curb at Sixty-seventh Street, and BANG you get hit by a city bus and then you die. Maybe.]]> <![CDATA[Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.]]> <![CDATA[I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.]]> <![CDATA[In a mad world, only the mad are sane.]]> <![CDATA[The greatest nations have all acted like gangsters and the smallest like prostitutes.]]> <![CDATA[To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it.]]> <![CDATA[Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.]]> <![CDATA[I think every American actor wants to be a movie star. But I never wanted to do stupid movies, I wanted to do films. I vowed I would never do a commercial, nor would I do a soap opera -- both of which I did as soon as I left the [Acting] Company and was starving.]]> <![CDATA[I don't worry about terrorism. I was married for two years.]]> <![CDATA[Fiction is the truth inside the lie.]]> <![CDATA[Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.]]> <![CDATA[I'm the worst person to be stuck with in a traffic jam.]]> <![CDATA[As you think, so shall you become.]]> <![CDATA[It is really important that young people find something that they want to do and pursue it with passion. I'm very passionate about filmmaking. It's what I love to do.]]> <![CDATA[I don't do T & A very well because I haven't got much of either.]]> <![CDATA[I try to leave out the parts that people skip.]]> <![CDATA[If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.]]> <![CDATA[The more I see the less I know for sure.]]> <![CDATA[Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.]]> <![CDATA[We're more popular than Jesus Christ now. I don't know which will go first; rock and roll or Christianity.]]> <![CDATA[My defenses were so great. The cocky rock and roll hero who knows all the answers was actually a terrified guy who didn't know how to cry. Simple.]]> <![CDATA[God is a concept by which we measure our pain.]]> <![CDATA[You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.]]> <![CDATA[Nobody deserves this much money -- certainly not an actor.]]> <![CDATA[If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.]]> <![CDATA[I used to hang out by the food table at parties because you don't have to talk to anybody. If you do then you can talk about the food.]]> <![CDATA[I love being in therapy. It's just constantly fulfilling for me.]]> <![CDATA[I'm not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain.]]> <![CDATA[I wish people that have trouble communicating would just shut up!]]> <![CDATA[Number one: Don't frisk me. Don't hurt me physically. Don't get anywhere near my neck. And don't call me Regis. [Advice to his guests]]]> <![CDATA[I don't think anybody steals anything; all of us borrow.]]> <![CDATA[A typical day in the life of a heavy metal musician consists of a round of golf and an AA meeting.]]> <![CDATA[The human brain is a wonderful organ. It starts to work as soon as you are born and doesn't stop until you get up to deliver a speech.]]> <![CDATA[Marriage is a mistake every man should make.]]> <![CDATA[I may be crazy but it keeps me from going insane.]]> <![CDATA[It is all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.]]> <![CDATA[A blond in a red dress can do without introductions -- but not without a bodyguard.]]> <![CDATA[What kills me is that everybody thinks I like jazz.]]> <![CDATA[I was a veteran before I was a teenager.]]> <![CDATA[It's easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing -- that's the Lord's test.]]> <![CDATA[Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant.]]> <![CDATA[Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You're never as good as you'd like to be. So there's always something to hope for.]]> <![CDATA[My money goes to my agent, then to my accountant and from him to the tax man.]]> <![CDATA[Actors often behave like children, and so we're taken for children. I want to be grown up.]]> <![CDATA[The Constitution is a figment of your imagination, held up to make people believe they have rights. I don't believe anybody in this country has rights.]]> <![CDATA[It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.]]> <![CDATA[I have a theory that the only original things we ever do are mistakes.]]> <![CDATA[I want to do a musical movie. Like Evita, but with good music.]]> <![CDATA[Damn right, it's fun. There's good company. It's creative. It's adventurous. Combines high adventure and art with intellection. It's more fun than polo. It's like going undefeated in football. [When asked if making movies is fun]]]> <![CDATA[Doorman -- a genius who can open the door of your car with one hand, help you in with the other, and still have one left for the tip.]]> <![CDATA[I'd rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph.]]> <![CDATA[I'm so insane, I voted for Eisenhower. Oh yeah, well I'm so insane, I voted for Eisenhower TWICE!]]> <![CDATA[You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help.]]> <![CDATA[The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.]]> <![CDATA[Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite.]]> <![CDATA[Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.]]> <![CDATA[I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.]]> <![CDATA[The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it.]]> <![CDATA[You've got to keep fighting; you've got to risk your life every six months to stay alive]]> <![CDATA[I like terra firma; the more firma, the less terra.]]> <![CDATA[When I was born I owed twelve dollars.]]> <![CDATA[Amateurs hope, professionals work.]]> <![CDATA[Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.]]> <![CDATA[One of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence for the superior tastes of those who put him down.]]> <![CDATA[The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.]]> <![CDATA[Once I make up my mind, I'm full of indecision.]]> <![CDATA[Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.]]> <![CDATA[Love is an emotion that is based on an opinion of women that is impossible for those who have had any experience with them.]]> <![CDATA[Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.]]> <![CDATA[On one issue at least, men and women agree; they both distrust women.]]> <![CDATA[A gentlemen is one who never strikes a woman without provocation.]]> <![CDATA[It is hard for the ape to believe he descended from man.]]> <![CDATA[The lunatic fringe wags the underdog.]]> <![CDATA[I confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.]]> <![CDATA[The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt.]]> <![CDATA[You know, it's cigarettes that killed (Jerry) Garcia. Everyone thinks it's heroin, but it wasn't. It was cigarettes.]]> <![CDATA[Somebody said to me, But the Beatles were anti-materialistic. That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, Now, let's write a swimming pool.]]> <![CDATA[Be smart, but never show it.]]> <![CDATA[Perfection is what American women expect to find in their husbands... but English women only hope to find in their butlers.]]> <![CDATA[Love is what happens to a man and woman who don't know each other.]]> <![CDATA[I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.]]> <![CDATA[Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.]]> <![CDATA[My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.]]> <![CDATA[Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.]]> <![CDATA[If I ever marry it will be on a sudden impulse, as a man shoots himself.]]> <![CDATA[Music is spiritual. The music business is not.]]> <![CDATA[Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.]]> <![CDATA[The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.]]> <![CDATA[I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.]]> <![CDATA[Unfortunately, I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.]]> <![CDATA[Life is a tough proposition and the first hundred years are the hardest.]]> <![CDATA[After seven years of marriage, I'm sure of two things -- first, never wallpaper together, and second, you'll need two bathrooms.. both for her. The rest is a mystery, but a mystery I love to be involved in.]]> <![CDATA[I love her too, but our neuroses just don't match.]]> <![CDATA[I wouldn't say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity.]]> <![CDATA[Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.]]> <![CDATA[Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.]]> <![CDATA[For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.]]> <![CDATA[A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.]]> <![CDATA[Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't, they'd be married too.]]> <![CDATA[The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral.]]> <![CDATA[Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner's inquest.]]>