The only perfection which modern civilisation achieves is mechanical; machines are magnificent and immaculate but the life which serves them or is served by them isn't magnificent or shiny or more perfect or more comely.
It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician.
I'm a laugh tart. I make no secret of that fact.
It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?
Success is the ability to rise above principle.
Repentance is another name for aspiration.
Henry Ward Beecher
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food.
W. Winwood Reade
Too many people run out of ideas long before they run out of words.
There's a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die; their silence.
You will never have great tennis champions from England because of the cold and dark, but most of all because people only care about the sport for two weeks a year, and then they're on to something else. There's just not a great love of the sport there.
Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.
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