If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons and take his gun away.
W. H. Auden
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him.
History is strictly speaking the study of questions the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.
Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate.