|#6634||Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we|
are not the person involved.
-- Mark Twain, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar"
|#6635||Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do.|
Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
-- Mark Twain
|#6636||Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.|
-- Mark Twain
|#6637||Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at the blank sheet of paper until|
drops of blood form on your forehead.
-- Gene Fowler
|#6638||Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.|
-- J.P. Donleavy
|#6639||"You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive."|
-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Study in Scarlet"
|#6640|| "You have heard me speak of Professor Moriarty?"|
"The famous scientific criminal, as famous among crooks as --"
"My blushes, Watson," Holmes murmured, in a deprecating voice.
"I was about to say 'as he is unknown to the public.'"
-- A. Conan Doyle, "The Valley of Fear"
|#6641||You may my glories and my state dispose,|
But not my griefs; still am I king of those.
-- William Shakespeare, "Richard II"
|#6642||You mentioned your name as if I should recognize it, but beyond the|
obvious facts that you are a bachelor, a solicitor, a freemason, and
an asthmatic, I know nothing whatever about you.
-- Sherlock Holmes, "The Norwood Builder"
|#6643||You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night|
-- Saul Bellow
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