It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf.
There are two sorts of curiosity the momentary and the permanent. The momentary is concerned with the odd appearance on the surface of things. The permanent is attracted by the amazing and consecutive life that flows on beneath the surface of things.
No doubt there are other important things in life besides conflict, but there are not many other things so inevitably interesting. The very saints interest us most when we think of them as enganged in a conflict with the Devil.
There are some people who want to throw their arms round you just because it's Christmas, there are other people who want to strangle you just because its Christmas
Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long
Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.
One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a flight into ignorance in search of knowledge
In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.
A cat is only technically an animal, being divine.
Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.
The days on which one has been the most inquisitive are among the days on which one has been happiest.
It may be that all games are silly. But then, so are humans.