1. 10

    The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.

  2. 9

    I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm inspired at nine o'clock every morning.

  3. 8

    Life is a zoo in a jungle.

  4. 7

    You can make a sordid thing sound like a brilliant drawing-room comedy. Probably a fear we have of facing up to the real issues. Could you say we were guilty of Noel Cowardice?

  5. 6

    It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.

  6. 5

    Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.

  7. 4

    We must love one another, yes, yes, that's all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other. It may be the very recognition of all men as our brothers that accounts for the sibling rivalry, and even enmity, we have toward so many of them.

  8. 3

    I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork.

  9. 2

    Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.

  10. 1

    The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.

  11. Last Update: 26 June 2022

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