Selected Quotes

"A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that‘s subtraction. "
   --Mae West

"I‘ve been things and seen places. "
   --Mae West

"It isn‘t what I do, but how I do it. It isn‘t what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it. "
   --Mae West

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. "
   --Mae West

"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff. "
   --Mariah Carey

"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers "
   --Pablo Picasso

"After finding no qualified candidates for the position of principal, the school department is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of David Steele to the post. "
   --Philip Streifer

"Denial is not just a river in Egypt. "
   --repeated by Al Gore

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest to fool. "
   --Richard Feynman

"Physics is like sex. Sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it. "
   --Richard Feynman

"It’s probably true that hard work never killed anyone – but why take the chance? "
   --Ronald Reagan

"the Iraq war "will go down as one of the worst" mistakes in the history of the American military "
   --Sen. John McCain

"and I will make it felony to drink small beer "
   --Shakespeare, Henry VI

"This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever "
   --Sigmund Freud - about the Irish

"Yeah, yeah, yeah, patience. How long does that take? "
   --The Frantics

"I hate bigots and Baptists "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"It‘s pronounced “NEUmonia“. The “p“ is silent, like the “p“ in “pswimming“ "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"There‘s no future in Computer Science. Computers will be programming themselves soon. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"The Beatles won‘t last. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"How much fun does a priest have? Nun. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"That‘s a kind of logic. Specious, but still a kind of logic. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"You know you're getting old when you can't recall if it happened 20 years ago or 30. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"Q. "Why did you wait so long to finally have children?" A. "Rita finally took seriously something I was poking at her in fun" "
   --Theron Marcus Vining, on having children

"It's like hitting yourself with a hammer because it feels so good when you stop. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining, Often, and probably mistakenly, attributed to Twain. But I know my dad said it.