Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
Laurence J. Peter
Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.
Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish.
I wish I had the nerve not to tip.
I always knew that food and wine were vital, with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It’s too controversial.
LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.
Experience teaches only the teachable.
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
The main thing experience has taught me is that one has to sort of hone their relationship to time, you know.
The only source of knowledge is experience.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
For me, habit is just a synonym for death.
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.
To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.
Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
The history of art is the history of revivals.
The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art’s audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.