To step from your pedestal at the zenith of your fame – what could be a grander gesture?
One should not sing one’s own praises.
One should not keep a dog and have to bark oneself.
One is the sleeping dog – well and good, but the sleeping dog can be roused.
Luck, they say, goes in cycles.
Keeping a secret is an art that requires many lies magnificently told, and a great aptitude for playing the comedy and enjoying it.
In the midst of life we are in death.
If you find a dagger planted by your pillow tomorrow morning – let the criminal who put it there beware!
I always think loyalty’s such a tiresome virtue.
Evil never goes unpunished. But the punishment is sometimes secret.
Don’t think of trouble and trouble won’t come!
Disapproving of a person doesn’t keep you from having a pash for them.