Quotations - an optimist and a cynic
- Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and The Sea
Love is a dirty trick played by nature on us for the perpetuation of our species.
- W. Somerset Maugham, The Summing Up
"...The land itself was a desolation, lifeless, without movement, so lone and cold that the spirit of it was not even that of sadness. There was a hint in it of laughter, of a laughter more terrible than any sadness - a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of the Sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility. It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life..." (Jack London)