The poet’s expression of joy conceals his despair at not having found the reality of joy.
I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.
A little man often cast a long shadow.
It’s only very recently that women have succeeded in entering those professions which, as Muses, they typified for the Greeks.
One half who graduate from college never read another book.
Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.
What is called a sincere work is one that is endowed with enough strength to give reality to an illusion.
Village cricket spread fast through the land.
Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as ‘the bizarre’. Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else.
If the French noblesse had been capable of playing cricket with their peasants, their chateaux would never have been burnt.