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It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad
by Carol Burnett

It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad
that we don't have a system where the losing team has
to pay the winning team's lawyers.
- Carol Burnett

Related topics: Legal

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.
- Carol Burnett

We don't stop going to school when we graduate.
- Carol Burnett

 

I don't eat much meat, fish, or poultry.
- Carol Burnett

It's also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others.
I've been helped by acts of kindness from strangers.
That's why we're here, after all, to help others.
- Carol Burnett

When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go.
- Carol Burnett

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I liked myself better when I wasn't me.
- Carol Burnett

I don't have false teeth.
Do you think I'd buy teeth like these?
- Carol Burnett

Celebrity was a long time in coming;
it will go away.
Everything goes away.
- Carol Burnett

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.
- Carol Burnett

But I didn't ask to have somebody nose around in my private life.
I didn't even ask to be famous.
All I asked was to be able to earn a living making people laugh.
- Carol Burnett

Comedy is tragedy plus time.
- Carol Burnett

Well, I don't know how astute I am, but I did want
to be a journalist when I was growing up.
- Carol Burnett

Only I can change my life.
No one can do it for me.
- Carol Burnett

Originally, I came from Texas, and we lived on -
I guess you'd call it welfare,
what we called relief.
- Carol Burnett

Because nobody goes through life without a scar.
- Carol Burnett

But I don't begrudge anybody, because I know how hard
it is to have that dream and to make it happen,
whether or not it's just to put a roof over your head and food on the table.
- Carol Burnett

My grandmother and I saw an average of eight movies a week,
double features, second run.
- Carol Burnett

Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.
- Carol Burnett

You have to go through the falling down in order to learn to walk.
It helps to know that you can survive it.
That's an education in itself.
- Carol Burnett

My interesting diet tips are eat early and don't nosh between meals.
I mean, I can pack it away.
- Carol Burnett

My grandmother and I followed my mother here,
to a house a block north of Hollywood Boulevard but
a million miles away from Hollywood,
if you know what I mean.
We would hang out behind the ropes and look at the
movie stars arriving at the premieres.
- Carol Burnett

You know, one wonderful thing that came out of my Enquirer experience is that,
in my case, it was ruled tabloids are magazines.
Which means they didn't have the protection that a newspaper has.
- Carol Burnett

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are risks and costs to action.
But they are far less than the long range
risks of comfortable inaction.
- John F. Kennedy

Anything that costs you more hours of effort or worry
than it brings you hours of enjoyment
is a candidate for downsizing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you have to kill a man,
it costs nothing to be polite.
- Winston Churchill

To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing.
None is excluded, but excludes himself.
You have only to push aside the curtain.
- Henry David Thoreau

Money often costs too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The big difference between sex for money and sex for
free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
- Brendan Behan

Frivolous lawsuits are booming in this county.
The U.S.
has more costs of litigation per person than any other
industrialized nation in the world,
and it is crippling our economy.
- Jack Kingston

It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.
- Will Rogers

The new information technology...
Internet and e-mail...
have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.
- Peter Drucker

Lawsuit abuse is a major contributor to the increased costs of healthcare,
goods and services to consumers.
- Charles W. Pickering

I want everybody in the news business to think of ABC
before they go any place else.
If it costs us an extra few thousand dollars to do that,
what does it mean?
- Roone Arledge

It costs you something to do good!
- Zora Neale Hurston

A $1.7 billion average increase in electricity costs
is estimated to result in a $1.3 billion decrease in
personal income and a loss of 13,000 more jobs in the region.
- Greg Walden

Reducing health costs and increasing access to health
care are worthy goals that every Member of Congress should support.
- Jim McCrery

It costs $30,000 to $50,000 per year to send someone to jail.
You don't have to pay so much to send someone to school at Johns Hopkins.
- John Money

I have bought pole vault equipment, the landing areas,
posts, which costs a lot of money.
We pay for coaches.
- Sergei Bubka

Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier
than any other form of writing.
It costs so much, you feel so guilty.
- Lillian Hellman

With lab courses, we may be able to simulate a lot
of that and reduce costs.
- Roy Romer

It'd be nice to make lots of money but it's quite difficult,
because every time I make lots of money I make a bigger
piece that costs lots of money.
- Damien Hirst

Life is inherently risky.
There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs,
and that is the risk of doing nothing.
- Denis Waitley

I won the lottery.
I don't care what it costs.
- Jack Whittaker

Contemplation seems to be about the only luxury that costs nothing.
- Dodie Smith

Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality,
the costs become prohibitive.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

I expect an energy bill to increase and diversify supply
and stabilize energy prices -
not drive up energy costs in one part of the country
to subsidize energy in another region.
- Pete Domenici

A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak
ill requires only our silence,
which costs us nothing.
- John Tillotson

It takes four months to ship food aid and 40 percent
of the cost is in the shipping.
People cannot eat shipping costs.
We have had people die when there are surpluses in the markets.
- Andrew Natsios

A movie that costs only $1.6 million doesn't have to
be a cultural event to turn a profit.
- Steven Soderbergh

I don't want any yes-men around me.
I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their job.
- Samuel Goldwyn

A laugh costs too much when bought at the expense of virtue.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror,
victory however long and hard the road may be;
for without victory, there is no survival.
- Winston Churchill

If you don't like the President, it costs you 90 bucks
to fly to Washington to picket.
If you don't like the Governor, it costs you 60 bucks
to fly to Albany to picket.
If you don't like me, 90 cents.
- Edward Koch

And, in the past, it has been all too easy for legislators
to load costs onto business in order to meet broader social goals.
And costs for business means costs for consumers.
- John Hutton

That which costs little is less valued.
- Miguel de Cervantes

When it costs $50 to fill up our gas tanks,
it impacts every aspect of our daily lives and the community.
- Tim Murphy

It is better to give then to lend, and it costs about the same.
- Philip Gibbs

I did what I felt, and I felt what I did,
at all costs.
- Little Richard

If you have to ask how much it costs,
you can't afford it.
- J. P. Morgan

It is now time to reverse the trend we have seen developing over the years,
that of beauty at all costs and health will take care of itself.
- Bill Munson

Too caustic? To hell with the costs,
we'll make the picture anyway.
- Samuel Goldwyn

The only thing I can do is act, but it's not something
I even feel comfortable doing.
It costs me a lot, because I'm a shy person,
even if I don't look it.
- Javier Bardem

Americans have been conditioned to respect newness,
whatever it costs them.
- John Updike

Fun is like life insurance; the older you get,
the more it costs.
- Kin Hubbard

People are very protective of their cell phones,
how it's used, where it's used and how much it costs.
It has become a very personal issue for a whole lot
of people in this country.
- Steve Largent

Be dramatically willing to focus on the customer at all costs,
even at the cost of obsoleting your own stuff.
- Scott Cook

The Republicans have chosen to neglect young Americans
who need assistance with the costs of higher education.
- John Conyers

I am hopeful for the American people that we can actually
improve the outlook for bringing down costs in health care.
- Eric Cantor


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