When a man is taken in a mystical sense, his qualities are often signified by his actions, and by the circumstances of things about him.
There’s this sense that of course you want to be famous. When you’re a performer, of course you want an audience, but it’s very, very different from courting fame.
The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren’t in a very good mood.
The fact is that my wife if she had common sense would have more power over me – than any other whatsoever – for my heart always alights upon the nearest perch.
Much madness is divinest Sense —
To a discerning Eye —
Much Sense — the starkest Madness —
‘Tis the Majority
In this, as All, prevail —
Assent, and you are sane —
Demur — you’re straightway dangerous —
And handled with a Chain —
I never had the sense that there was an end: that there was a retirement or that there was a jackpot.