There’s nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It’s a thing no married man knows anything about.
My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don’t know anything at all.
In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.