I don't believe that you have to be a cow to know what milk is.
(Ann Landers (b. 1918), U.S. advice columnist. As quoted in Time (August 21, 1989).
Explaining why, despite her untroubled Midwestern upbringing, she felt qualified to advise people with serious problems.)
We believe ... that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.
(Alfred Jarry (1873-1907), French playwright, author. repr. in The Selected Works of Alfred Jarry, eds. Roger Shattuck and Simon Watson Taylor (1965). "Twelve Theatrical Topics," topic 12, published in Dossiers Acénonètes due Collège de 'Pataphysique, no. 5 (1960).)