August 5, 2016

He explained to me with great insistence that every question possessed a power that did not lie in the answer.

Elie Wiesel

Courtesy of John Connolly’s A Time of Torment:

Oh! how many torments lie in the small circle of a wedding-ring!
Colley Cibber (1671–1757), The Double Gallant

It was the kind of bar where everybody knew your name, as long as your name was “Motherf’r.”

The four ages of man, as far as Williamson was concerned, were confusion, anger, complacency, and grumpiness, but it was important to embrace them in the right order.