This is the short and the long of it.William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act 2 scene 2
You see things as they are and ask, 'Why' I dream things as they never were and ask, 'Why not'George Bernard Shaw
The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party when the masks are dropped.Arthur Schopenhauer
A coalition of groups ... is waging a massive propaganda campaign against the president of the United States. ... an all-out attack. Their aim is total victory for themselves and total defeat for him. (On Watergate crisis)Gerald R. Ford
All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh.Doris Lessing
It becomes a bore doing imaginative books that do not touch imaginations, and at length one stops even planning them.H. G. Wells, Preface of The Complete Science-Fiction Treasury of H.G. Wells
A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?
Any man who has had the job I've had and didn't have a sense of humor wouldn't still be here.