A gentleman doesn't pounce he glides. If a woman sits on a piece of furniture which permits your sitting beside her, you are free to regard this as an invitation, though not an unequivocal one.
The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we have of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.
Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.
Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head, make their point of constructive criticism and continue on in calm forbearance. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.
Category: Tact And Tactfulness
If you describe things as better than they are, you are considered to be a romantic; if you describe things as worse than they are, you will be called a realist; and if you describe things exactly as they are, you will be thought of as a satirist.
Category: Writers And Writing
The young always have the same problem -- how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.