Eclectic quotations accumulating in Hell's Kitchen, NY, USA.


"Clutter is one of the tell tale signs that somebody is not in control of their life."
-- Kyan Douglas, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy


"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!"
-- Gordon Jump, 1932-2002 as Mr. Carlson on WKRP in Cincinatti as recalled by Guylaine Cadorette of
"I really want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity... [And now] I'm just going to slip away."
-- Elia Kazan, 1909-2003, on accepting his Special Oscar in 1999, as recollected by e-online.
"I'm no longer a superstar... Now I'm working on being a quasar, because stars wear out. Quasars go on forever."
-- Donald O'Connor, 1925-2003, as quoted in 1994, by The New York Times.


"Stedman and I have a great relationship that allows me to be me in the fullest sense, with no expectations of wifedom and all that would mean... People look at me and think, 'She must be unhappy, something must be missing,' but that's because they're looking at my life from their perspective."
-- Oprah Winfrey, TV Guide


"When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old."
-- William Jefferson Clinton


"I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me."
-- John Lennon


"Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events."
-- Sir Winston Churchill


"It beats watching `Friends' or reruns on TV."
-- William Jefferson Clinton, on the California governor's recall election in The New York Times.


"I do think that this administration did a miserable job of planning in a post-Saddam Iraq."
-- Senator Chuck Hagel, Republican from Nebraska in the Seattle Times, September 6, 2003.


"I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance."
-- William Faulkner


"The advantage is that you get a nice table [at a restaurant]. But the disadvantage is that it's like being out in the sun. It feels warm and you get a nice tan--but if you're out there too long, it can kill you. The real joy is in the work, the trap is in the celebrity."
-- John Ritter, 1948-2003
"I am not obsessed with death — I'm obsessed with living. The battle against the dark one and the clinging to the right one is what my life is about."
-- Johnny Cash, 1932-2003.


"It seemed as if two great tides emanated in response to the tragedy of that Tuesday. One was a sense of generosity, a deep compassion that expressed itself in immediate acts of cooperation and support. The other was a sense of patriotism, a strong consciousness of our American identity. When those two tides overlapped, as they often did in the months after 9/11, the result was impressive and profoundly moving. But we have also seen, in the past two years, a regrettable narrowing of our idea of patriotism. It has become, for some people in some ways, a more brittle expression of national sentiment — a blind statement of faith that does more to divide Americans from one another than to join them together."
-- Editorial, The New York Times


"Two, four, six, eight. Sodomy is super great."
-- Demonstrators outside the Harvey Milk School for Gay and Lesbian Youth in New York City, on opening day, yesterday.


"In 'Grease' I weighed 165. Today, 211. That's like having a baby."
-- John Travolta, as quoted by Cindy Adams in today's Post.


"How much wood can a woodchuck chuck...?"
-- Unknown


"The life of a heterosexual is a sick and boring life."
-- Edith Massey in John Waters' Female Trouble


"They're obsessed about maintaining control and not internationalizing it because they don't want to share any kind of command... They're losing control trying to hang on to total control... They have a view and a vision about controlling and taking over the Middle East, democratizing Iraq, doing things that many people with a lot more experience and a whole lot more humility have said, 'We need to be cautious and be careful'... This is a prime example of an administration that has really become so arrogant that they will not hear competing points of view. They will not listen."
-- Hillary Rodham Clinton, during a speech to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, September 2, 2003.


"Push aside those that whisper, 'Never'."
-- Boy George


"But years back the pains of existence made me realize happiness is a battle. You have to fight for happiness. You just plain simply absolutely have to get up each morning and be grateful."
-- Cindy Adams