Quote by Jonathan Swift
Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken.
This quote suggests that both promises and pie crusts are easily broken or not kept. It implies that making promises or commitments is unreliable and they are likely to be disregarded or invalidated. Similarly, pie crusts are delicate and can easily crumble, just like promises that are fragile and easily broken. The quote highlights the lack of trustworthiness and stability in both human relationships and physical objects.
I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will. Solitude is not measured by the miles of space that intervene between a man and his fellows.