1. As for me, I’d like to have money. And I’d like to be a good writer. These two can come together, and I hope they will, but if that’s too adorable, I’d rather have money. I hate almost all rich people, but I think I’d be darling at it.

    — Dorothy Parker

  2. There’s a hell of a distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.

    — Dorothy Parker

  3. (Source: thelittlefreakazoidthatcould)

  4. Somewhere I read that Harvard’s Professor Archibald MacLeish was asked by a student about to graduate into our highly competitive world what advice he could give him. Professor MacLeish’s answer was, “Wear your Sunday suit every day.” The inference, of course, being that the suit would give the young man such confidence in seeking positions that he would eventually own many Sunday suits, for any and all days.

    Splendid advice even by itself, but it’s probable that the professor meant not only his Sunday or best suit, but also his Sunday or best smile, disposition, and behavior—knowing that each begets the other. So wear, not only your clothes, but yourself, well, with confidence. Confidence, too, is in the middle of the road, being neither aggressiveness nor timidity. Pride of new knowledge—including knowledge of clothes—continually adds to self-confidence.

    — Cary Grant

  5. Here’s a photo from last summer to remind me that warm weather isn’t too far away.

    Here’s a photo from last summer to remind me that warm weather isn’t too far away.

  6. If you wish to secure free board, free room, and free medical attention there is one infallible way of obtaining it. Walk up to the biggest policeman you can find and hit him in the face.

    — Ernest Hemingway

  7. Cormac McCarthy’s Olivetti typewriter, used to write “…more than a dozen novels, several screenplays, two plays, two short stories, countless drafts, letters and more.”

    Cormac McCarthy’s Olivetti typewriter, used to write “…more than a dozen novels, several screenplays, two plays, two short stories, countless drafts, letters and more.”

    (Source: The New York Times)

  8. Here the so-called experts are simply intoxicated by the exuberance of their own virtuosity. They preach perfection—which is obnoxious to nature.

    — H.L. Mencken

  9. The old-time saloon owner, lacking the exaltation of immediate contact with his customers, became jealous of his bartender, and in a moment of epoch-making meanness installed the cash register. The effect of this soulless machine upon our national character has not yet been sufficiently investigated.

    — H.L. Mencken

  10. Strength,” Gallo said. “What do I want with strength, man? The bull weighs half a ton. Should I take exercises for strength to match him? Let the bull have the strength.

    — Rafael Gomez