(Courtesy of Simma Leibman; other sources as noted)

“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” – William Faulkner about Ernest Hemingway

“I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”
– Mark Twain

“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.”
– Oscar Wilde

“I feel so miserable without you; it’s almost like having you here.”
– Stephen Bishop

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these: ‘It might have been’”
– John Greenleaf Whittier (quoted by Hillary Clinton)

“Men still rule the world and it is not going that well.”
– Sheryl Sandberg

“Aspire to inspire before you expire.”
– Eugene Bell, Jr.

“If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.”
– Dwight Eisenhower (quoted by George Will)