People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
What humbugs we are, who pretend to live for beauty, and never see the dawn!
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection -even though nothing more than the pounding of an old piano -is what alone gives a meaning to our life on this unavailing star.
The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.
All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom. I have been pouring van loads of information into that vacancy of oblivion I call my mind.
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