Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
~ Peter Ustinov (April 16, 1921 - March 28, 2004)
And in a chair well-known
My mother sat, and did not tire
With reading all alone.
If I should make the slightest sound
To show that I'm awake,
She'd rise, and lap the blankets round,
My pillow softly shake;
Kiss me, and turn my face to see
The shadows on the wall,
And then sing Rousseau's Dream to me,
Till fast asleep I fall.
~ William Allingham (March 19, 1824 - November 18, 1889)