Wednesday Wordplay: Bette Davis and her enemies

  

I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn’t dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
            — Bette Davis, The Lonely Life, 1962

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously…. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
            — Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1811

 

Hysteria is only possible with an audience.
            — Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters, 1999

 

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
            — Will Rogers

Do what you love, love what you do, leave the world a better place and don’t pick your nose.
            — Jeff Mallett, Frazz, 08-03-04

 

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
            — Erica Jong, Fear of Flying, 1973

 

Sooner or later we all quote our mothers.
            — Bern Williams

  
  

Wednesday Wordplay – Bob Dylan meets Victor Hugo

When there’s snow on the ground, I like to pretend I’m walking on clouds.
            — Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing

No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut.
            — Sam Rayburn

The things you own end up owning you.
            — Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, 1996

What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
            — Bob Dylan

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
            — Benjamin Disraeli

In giving advice, seek to help, not please, your friend.
            — Solon

What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!
            — Victor Hugo

A great preservative against angry and mutinous thoughts, and all impatience and quarreling, is to have some great business and interest in your mind, which, like a sponge shall suck up your attention and keep you from brooding over what displeases you.
            — Joseph Rickaby

Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgment of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you’re going to do about it.
            — Kathleen Casey Theisen

Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.
            — Muhammad Ali, "More Than a Hero"

To the soul, there is hardly anything more healing than friendship.
          
Thomas Moore