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That which the sober man keeps in his breast, the drunken man lets out at the lips. Astute people, when they want to ascertain a man’s true character, make him drunk.

—Martin Luther, 1569

Man is merely a more perfect animal than the rest. He reasons better.

—Napoleon Bonaparte, 1816

Sooner or later if the activity of the mind is restricted anywhere, it will cease to function even where it is allowed to be free.

—Edith Hamilton, 1930

The law is not the same at morning and at night.

—George Herbert, c. 1633

The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.

—Edward VIII, 1957

A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated has not the art of getting drunk.

—Samuel Johnson, 1779

When we see a natural style we are quite amazed and delighted, because we expected to see an author and find a man.

—Blaise Pascal, c. 1657

Making a film means, first of all, to tell a story. That story can be an improbable one, but it should never be banal. It must be dramatic and human. What is drama, after all, but life with the dull bits cut out?

—Alfred Hitchcock, 1962

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.

—Robert Louis Stevenson, 1879

The smell of rain is rich with life.

—Estela Portillo Trambley, 1975

Darkness endows the small and ordinary ones among mankind with poetical power.

—Thomas Hardy, 1874

There is no small pleasure in sweet water.

—Ovid, c. 10

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

—Benjamin Franklin, 1773