All of us in society are supposed to believe that cruelty to animals is wrong and that it is a good thing to prevent needless suffering. So if that is true, how can meat be acceptable under any but the most extraordinary circumstances, such as perhaps roasting the bird who died flying into a window?
The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.
One certainly has a soul; but how it came to allow itself to be enclosed in a body is more than I can imagine. I only know if once mine gets out, I’ll have a bit of a tussle before I let it get in again to that of any other.
For me, a big part of writing psychological thrillers is choosing crimes committed for motives which would only apply to a particular person in a particular situation; a unique, one-off motive that is born out of someone’s particular range of psychological afflictions.
What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman.
It is better not to sit on the grass after thirty when sprawling at all is difficult, let alone sprawling gracefully.
I’d got to a point where I wanted a break.
Shelley is truth itself and honour itself notwithstanding his out-of-the-way notions about religion.
Most Americans, like most Japanese, view their dogs, cats, and other animal companions as family members, and rightly so.
I once stood in the middle of New York city watching my name go round the electronic zipper sign in Times Square and I felt pretty thrilled, but not quite as thrilled as I felt when I saw my name in the ‘Examiner’ for the first time.