Better a thousand times careful than once dead.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
Life was a damned muddle - a football game with everyone offside and the referee gotten rid of - everyone claiming the referee would have been on his side.
And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day.
First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaieties, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it.
Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go by any rules. They're not like aches or wounds; they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material.
The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.
It's not a slam at you when people are rude - it's a slam at the people they've met before.
It appears that every man's insomnia is as different from his neighbour's as are their daytime hopes and aspirations.
Learn young about hard work and manners - and you'll be through the whole dirty mess and nicely dead again before you know it.