Modus operandi. People fall into habit patterns. If they do something one way the first time, chances are they’ll keep doing it the same.
Men ruled the world because they had the strength, the money and the power; therefore it was necessary to rule men, or at least one man.
Life is a very thin thread and it only takes a second to snap it.[repeated often in the rest of the book]
It’s interesting how the things that other people do seem so horrible, and yet when you’re doing them they seem so right. When you are reading about the sexual experiences of someone else, it’s True Confessions, but when it’s you it’s the Ladies’ Home Journal.
It was as though peace were a lethargy, a miasma that filled mankind with a sense of ennui, and it was only war that could stimulate man to the full exhilaration of life.