He married out of love a woman out of legend. – William Goldman, The Lion In Winter

"We don't have to worry about making it interesting; all we have to worry about is getting rid of the pig." -- David Mamet, On Directing Film

“You’d think the purpose of a roof is to keep rain off the television.” – Bob Frankston, on the net industry's fixation on entertainment.

“The unconsidered hypertext is not worth reading.” – Nancy Kaplan

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

“What we need to teach students most, in my opinion, is how to directly experience an artwork, not how to invent theories about it.... The education system has signally failed to create the great audiences that might understand, support, and maintain great works of art.” – Robert Brustein, The Siege of the Arts

My vegetable love should grow

Vaster than empires, and more slow.

– Andrew Marvell, “To His Coy Mistress”

“All these memories will be lost in time like tears in the rain.” – David Wojnarowic, “When I put my hands on your body”

“The purpose of art is to delight us; certain men and women (no smarter than you or I) whose art can delight us have been given dispensation from going out and fetching water and carrying wood. It's no more elaborate than that.” – David Mamet