Robert Asprin "Another Fine Myth"
- “What's a wombat?” I asked, then immediately wished I hadn't. The
mental image that sprang into my mind was so horrifying I was sure I
didn't want details.
- “Kid, have you got anything in this dump to drink?” he asked finally.
“I'll get you some water.”
“I said something to drink, not something to wash in!”
- “...it looks like we're stuck with each other. The setup isn't ideal,
but it's what we've got. Time to bite the bullet and play the cards
we're dealt. You do know what cards are, don't you?”
“Of course,” I said, slightly wounded.
“What's a bullet?”
- “It's just that I've never known a magician who used weapons other
than his powers.”
“Really? How many magicians have you known?”
“One,” I admitted.
- It's said if you make a deal with a Deveel, you'd be wise to count
your fingers afterward... then your arms and legs, then your relatives...
J.D. Salinger "The catcher in the rye"
- This fall I think you're riding for - it's a special
kind of fall, a horrible kind. The man falling isn't permitted to feel
or hear hinself hit bottom. He just keeps falling and falling. The whole
arragement's designed for men who, at some time or other in their lives,
were looking for something their own environment couldn't supply them
with. Or they thought their own environment couldn't supply them with.
So they gave up looking. They gave it up before they ever really even
- Take cars... Take most people, they're crazy about cars. They worry
if they get a little scratch on them, and they're always talking about
how many miles they get to a gallon, and if they get a brand-new car
already they start thinking about trading it in for one thar's even
Depech Mode "Songs of Faith & Devotion"
Now I'm not looking for absolution
Forgiveness for the things I do
But before you come to any conclusions
Try walking in my shoes
W. Somerset Maugham "The Moon and Sixpence"
- When people say they do not care what others think of them, for the
most part they deceive themselves. Generally they mean only that they
will do as they choose, in the confidence that no one will know their
vagaries; and at the utmost only that they are willing to act contrary
to the opinion of the majority because they are supported by the approval
of their neighbours. It is not difficult to be unconventional in the
eyes of the world when your unconventionality is but the convention
of your set.
- As lovers, the deference between men and women is that women can love
all day long, but men only at times.
W. Somerset Maugham "The Theatre"
"Diet!" she thought. "Then I was sixty I shall let myself
go. I shall eat all the bread and butter I like. I'll have hot rolls for
breakfast, I'll have potatoes for lunch and potatoes for dinner. And beer.
God, how I like beer. Pea soup and tomato soup; treacle pudding and cherry
tart. Cream? cream? cream. And so help me God, I'll never eat spinach
again as long as I live."