You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength.
Author: Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)
Profession: British Novelist
People who get through life dependent on other people's possessions are always the first to lecture you on how little possessions count.
Author: Ben Elton (1959)
Profession: British Author, Performer
Man is the only animal which esteems itself rich in proportion to the number and voracity of its parasites.
Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist
I have often told you that I am that little fish who swims about under a shark and, I believe, lives indelicately on its offal. Anyway, that is the way I am. Life moves over me in a vast black shadow and I swallow whatever it drops with relish, having learned in a very hard school that one cannot be both a parasite and enjoy self-nourishment without moving in worlds too fantastic for even my disordered imagination to people with meaning.
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