America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.
(Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. Quoted in Ronald W. Clark, Freud: the Man and his Cause, pt. 3, ch. 12 (1980).
To his colleague and biographer Ernest Jones (Memories of a Psycho-analyst, ch. 9, 1959), Freud said: "Yes, America is gigantic, but a gigantic mistake.")
Remember, a woman has to work harder than a man and have more patience in order to achieve success.
(Margaret Mary Morgan, U.S. suffragist, print shop owner, and politician. As quoted in Dianne Feinstein, ch. 5, by Jerry Roberts (1994).
In 1921, Morgan had become the first woman ever elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; she said this two years later, upon leaving office.)
Personality is the most important thing to an actress's success.
(Mae West (1892-1980), U.S. actor. Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It, ch. 1 (1959).
West was a flamboyant stage and screen actor known for her witty, audacious portrayals of sexually experienced women.)