Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.