Mario Gianluigi Puzo (October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American author, screenwriter and journalist of Italian descent. He is known for his crime novels about the Mafia, most notably The Godfather (1969), which he later co-adapted into a three-part film saga directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the first film in 1972 and Part II in 1974. Puzo also wrote the original screenplay for the 1978 Superman film. His last novel, The Family, was released posthumously in 2001.
Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect. Hunter S. Thompson
Counterculture icon Hunter S. Thompson was an American journalist best known for writing 1971’s ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ and creating ‘Gonzo journalism.’
I didn’t attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it. Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar (February 21, 1816 – January 31, 1895) was an influential American politician, lawyer, and justice from Massachusetts.
Long attributed to Mark Twain but this article debunks that.
The orginal cite is from a Boston Post article cited in the article noted above.
Boston Post.—The Hon. E. R. Hoar did not love Phillips over much in his later years. It is now reported of him that while the remains of the great agitator were awaiting the final ceremonies a distinguished Cambridge gentleman asked him if he was going to attend Wendell Phillips’s funeral. “No,” was the reply, “but I approve it!”