It's my rule never to lose my temper until it would be detrimental to keep it.

Arthur Honegger

There is no doubt that the first requirement for a composer is to be dead.

Judith Martin

There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class.

Martyrdom is the only way a person can become famous without ability.

Ed Gardner

Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.

H. L. Mencken

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

Isabel Colegate

It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them.

Racism, pollution and the rest of it are themselves very close to extinction.


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