1. 10

    Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.

    46
  2. 9

    Vice is its own reward.

    49
  3. 8

    If Mr. Vincent Price were to be co-starred with Miss Bette Davis in a story by Mr. Edgar Allan Poe directed by Mr. Roger Corman, it could not fully express the pent-up violence and depravity of a single day in the life of the average family.

    49
  4. 7

    My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.

    54
  5. 6

    Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.

    59
  6. 5

    In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast.

    65
  7. 4

    Posing was the first job I did in which I understood what I was doing.

    68
  8. 3

    I simply haven't the nerve to imagine a being, a force, a cause which keeps the planets revolving in their orbits and then suddenly stops in order to give me a bicycle with three speeds.

    73
  9. 2

    Love is the extra effort we make in our dealings with those whom we do not like and once you understand that, you understand all. This idea that love overtakes you is nonsense. This is but a polite manifestation of sex. To love another you have to undertake some fragment of their destiny.

    80
  10. 1

    Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.

    167
  11. Last Update: 6 March 2021

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