People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
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.
What humbugs we are, who pretend to live for beauty, and never see the dawn!
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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