c'est vraiment sexiste fortune…
What no spouse of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working
when he's staring out the window.
poisoned coffee, n.:
Grounds for divorce.
The worst cliques are those which consist of one man.
-- G.B. Shaw
Honi soit la vache qui rit.
Tallulah Bankhead barged down the Nile last night as Cleopatra and sank.
-- John Mason Brown, drama critic
It [being a Vulcan] means to adopt a philosophy, a way of life which is
logical and beneficial. We cannot disregard that philosophy merely for
personal gain, no matter how important that gain might be.
-- Spock, "Journey to Babel", stardate 3842.4
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.
Q: How do you stop an elephant from charging?
A: Take away his credit cards.
Bigamy is having one spouse too many. Monogamy is the same.
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
-- Edgar Allan Poe, "The Raven"
[Quoted in "VMS Internals and Data Structures", V4.4, when
referring to hardware interrupts.]
And now I see with eye serene
The very pulse of the machine.
-- William Wordsworth, "She Was a Phantom of Delight"
[Quoted in "VMS Internals
You never gain something but that you lose something.
If you would understand your own age, read the works of fiction produced
in it. People in disguise speak freely.
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are
men who want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean
without the roar of its many waters.
-- Frederick Douglass
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.
-- Samuel Johnson
The sooner you fall behind, the more time you will have to catch up.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
-- Albert Einstein
America works less, when you say "Union Yes!"
You are standing on my toes.
Refers to someone who has homes in Nome, Alaska, and Buffalo, New York.