It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn.
I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties.
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one. Many people go right through life in the grip of an idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years.
I have a certain experience of the way people tell lies.
There were to be no short cuts to the truth. Instead he would have to adopt a longer, but a reasonably sure method. There would have to be conversation. Much conversation. For in the long run, either through a lie, or through truth, people were bound to give themselves away..