Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
George Bernard Shaw
In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact than a drunken man is happier than a sober one
We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence...on pain of liquidation.
A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked
Sometimes the kids need to see that. You can say it all you want. They see it. They believe it.
Whoever, in middle age, attempts to realize the wishes and hopes of his early youth, invariably deceives himself. Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(August 28, 1749 - March 22, 1832)
One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in others' minds.