"Everything that's realistic has some sort of ugliness
in it. Even a flower is ugly when it wilts, a bird when it
seeks its prey, the ocean when it becomes violent."
~ Sharon Tate, actress
"Opinions differ most when there is least
scientific warrant for having any."
~ Daisy Bates, civil rights activist
"I think if you're an actor you kind of
have to be willing to look stupid."
~ Heather Graham, actress
"Love is the difficult realization that
something other than oneself is real."
~ Iris Murdoch, writer
"It is a full time job being honest one moment at
a time, remembering to love, to honor, to respect.
It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment."
~ Jasmine Guy, actress
"I always wanted to be somebody, but now
I realize I should have been more specific."
~ Lily Tomlin, comedienne
"My childhood may have been more demented
than most, because I learned to read very early
and was allowed to read whatever I wanted."
~ Poppy Z. Brite, writer
"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel
as free to delight in whatever remains to them?"
~ Rose Kennedy, philanthropist
"I like being in love, but loving is what is
crucial to me. Loving is the reason to live."
~ Saffron Burrows, actress
"If I were to say you are crazy, what part
of that would you find unacceptable?"
~ Daisy Donovan, actress
"Never regret anything you have done with a sincere
affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart."
~ Basil Rathbone, actor
"We have learned how to do a lot
of things. We must try to relearn why."
~ Flora Lewis, journalist
"My youth is escaping without
giving me anything it owes me."
~ Ivy Compton-Burnett, writer
"There's been lots of coming home
in the early mornings after funny nights
out, having bizarre sandwiches in bed."
~ Neneh Cherry, singer/songwriter
"If we all tried to make other people's
paths easy, our own feet would have
a smooth, even place to walk on."
~ Myrtle Reed, writer
"If anyone at my funeral has a long
face, I'll never speak to him again."
~ Stan Laurel, actor
"Justice is such a fine thing that
we cannot pay too dearly for it."
~ Alain Rene Le Sage, writer
"To have an opinion about somebody
you've never met before is pretty superficial."
~ Heather Mills, activist
"Age is like a coat that you can put on
or take off. I prefer to not have that coat on."
~ Bud Cort, actor
"Why do we kill people who are killing people
to show that killing people is wrong?"
~ Holly Near, singer/songwriter