Why do we never expect dull people to be rascals?
Without civilization, we would not turn into animals, but vegetables.
Women encourage men to be childish, then scold them.
Worried about being a dull fellow? You might develop your talent for being irritating.
Writers mean more than they say and say more than they mean.
Young men preen. Old men scheme.
Young poets bewail the passing of love; old poets, the passing of time. There is surprisingly little difference.
Totem poles and wooden masks no longer suggest tribal villages but fashionable drawing rooms in New York and Paris.