When I give a lecture, I accept that people look at their watches, but what I do not tolerate is when they look at it and raise it to their ear to find out if it stopped.
The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money.
The bedfellows politics made are never strange. It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship.
It's risky in a marriage for a man to come home too late, but it can sometimes pose an even greater risk if he comes home too early.