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


"One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you".
-- Larry Gelbart


"You are what you do repeatedly."

-- Shaquille O'Neal


"I went to New York cold. On a $100 dollar bill. Bummed a ride."
-- Don Knotts, 1924-2006

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"You know you've achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away".

-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery


"My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me".
-- Benjamin Disraeli


“Every problem was once a solution to a previous problem.”
--Bob Mandel


“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. It also includes the inner pictures of the soul”

-- Edvard Munch

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"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult."

-- Rita Rudner

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A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.

-- Arthur Brisbane


"I very much doubt if anyone of us has the faintest idea of what is meant by the reality of existence of anything but our own egos."

-- A. Eddington


"There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say."
-- Cyril Connolly


"There are no limits. There are no boundaries. Anything is possible if you want it enough. Keep telling yourself that and keep believing that, in spite of all the setbacks and disappointments, the good times will come your way again soon. Something else you need to keep in mind over the next few weeks: no one is out to get you."

-- Sally Brompton


"Never confuse movement with action."
-- Ernest Hemingway


"Vice President Dick Cheney, while hunting wild geese in the Rose Garden, accidentally shot President Bush twice, once in the heart and once in the head. 'I didn't really shoot the President twice,' said Cheney. 'The second time I shot him, I was president.'"

-- Steve Martin

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"Luscious tenderness and sweet compassion bring joy and contentment."

-- From the Wall at Beard Papa's Cream Puff Shop, as mentioned in Postcards from Hell's Kitchen, today.


"There was no particular influence. My idea was to tell my first novel as a sort of long story ... just to see if I could do it. I had been a freelance writer since I was 16, and I sold things to various magazines and newspapers whenever I could."
-- Peter Benchley, author of Jaws, 1940-2006.

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“You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.”
-- Ethel Barrymore


"Happiness begins with facing life with a wink and a smile."
-- Fortune Cookie


"One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say."
Will Durant


"Don't get into the bra-burning, anti-man, politics-of-orgasm school."
-- Betty Friedan, 1921-2006


"Listen, you have to live with your memories. Why not change them if you want to?"
-- Liza Minnelli, Inside the Actor's Studio, as quoted by Liz Smith


"That's like asking which was your favorite orgasm of all time."

-- Sam Nelson
, when asked about his "favorite song of all time".

Image from H is Orange.


“Competence, like truth, beauty and a contact lens, is in the eye of the beholder.”
-- Laurence J. Peter


"I always say, 'You hire Al Lewis, you get the whole Al Lewis.' He's loud, he's opinionated, he smokes terrible cigars, that's it. I can't be and I'm not going to attempt to be what someone thinks I should be. That's the road to hell."

-- Al Lewis, 1923-2006, Brainy Quote

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“The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.”

-- Doris Day


"There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening".

-- Marshall McLuhan


"I have one piece of advice for those of you who want to receive the lifetime achievement award: Start early!"

-- Shirley Temple Black
, at the Screen Actor's Guild Awards, last week.

Image from Encinematheque


"The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool."
-- Jane Wagner