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 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.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.
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.
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.
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.
As far as I'm concerned, 'whom' is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.
Octavia Butler, of course, is brilliant and disturbing.
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.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
I would love a robot butler.
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
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.
A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
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).
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
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.
Let's not kid ourselves here, robots already run most of our world. We'll be their butlers soon enough.
If I said I was madly in love with you you'd know I was lying.
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