My importance to the world is relatively small. On the other hand, my importance to myself is tremendous. I am all I have to work with, to play with, to suffer and to enjoy. It is not the eyes of others that I am wary of, but of my own. I do not intend to let myself down more than I can possibly help, and I find that the fewer illusions I have about myself or the world around me, the better company I am for myself.
I've sometimes thought of marrying, and then I've thought again.
I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.
The higher the building the lower the morals.
Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
There's always something fishy about the French.
I have always paid income tax. I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened with having nothing left for my old age -- which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday.
Category: Taxes And Taxation
That strange feeling we had in the war. Have you found anything in your lives since to equal it in strength? A sort of splendid carelessness it was, holding us together.
Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade.
Work is more fun than fun.