The common error today is to bring God so close that we strip Him of His "godness." We think we have him figured out. So God becomes our pal, our buddy, our Divine Butler." from "Dug Down Deep
I was particularly stunned by the casting of [Tom] Cruise, who is no more my Vampire Lestat than Edward G. Robinson is Rhett Butler.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
You should be kissed and by someone who knows how.
Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance.
I can't go all my life waiting to catch you between husbands.
I am much more open about categories of gender, and my feminism has been about women's safety from violence, increased literacy, decreased poverty and more equality.
Gender is a kind of imitation for which there is no original; in fact, it is a kind of imitation that produces the very notion of the original as an effect and consequence of the imitation itself.
A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Octavia Butler, of course, is brilliant and disturbing.
As far as I'm concerned, 'whom' is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.
When I was starting to write, the great influence was T.S. Eliot and after that William Butler Yeats.
Ah, the patter of little feet around the house. There's nothing like having a midget for a butler.
Take my handkerchief, Scarlett. Never, at any crisis of your life, have I known you to have a handkerchief.
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
It is said, that no one is a hero to their butler. The reason is, that it requires a hero to recognize a hero. The butler, however, will probably know well how to estimate his equals.
It is doubtful whether mankind are most indebted to those who like Bacon and Butler dig the gold from the mine of literature, or to those who, like Paley, purify it, stamp it, fix its real value, and give it currency and utility
I would love a robot butler.
I want peace. I want to see if somewhere there isn't something left in life of charm and grace.
Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one's poise and prestige (such as the butler, or the man under the bed - but never the husband).
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
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