I became a virtuoso of deceit. It wasn't pleasure I was after, it was knowledge. I consulted the strictest moralists to learn how ...to appear, philosophers to find out what to think and novelists to see what I could get away with. And, in the end, I distilled everything down to one wonderfully simple principle: win or die.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
How soon hath Time the subtle thief of youth, Stol'n on his wing my three and twentieth year!... My hasting days fly on with full career, By my late spring no bud or blossom shew'th. Perhaps my semblance might deceive the truth, That I to manhood am arriv'd so near, And inward ripeness doth much less appear, That some more timely-happy spirits endu'th.
Yet be it less or more, or soon or slow, It shall be still in strictest measure ev'n, To that same lot, however mean, or high, Toward which Time leads me, and the will of Heav'n; All is, if I have grace to use it so, As ever in my great Task-Master's eye.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Say, I wish you fellas coulda seen her face, though, when I walked in and told her, in the strictest confidence, of course, "Honey..., I'm goin' to the moon."... Well, she looked at me for a second and then said, "What for? They ain't got nothin' there that we don't have more of right here in Texas."LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Mr. Treat is described as a Calvinist of the strictest kind, not one of those who, by giving up or explaining away, become like a ...porcupine disarmed of its quills, but a consistent Calvinist, who can dart his quills at a distance and courageously defend himself.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »