E. B. White
Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.
If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world, and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time.
Weather is a great bluffer. I guess the same is true of our human society -- things can look dark, then a break shows in the clouds, and all is changed.
The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.
Loneliness is a strange gift.
A really companionable and indispensable dog is an accident of nature. You can't get it by breeding and you can't buy it with money. It just happens along.
People are, if anything, more touchy about being thought silly than they are about being thought unjust.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.