The Earth has now revolved about the Sun 73 times since the universe first came into being.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. —Charles Dickens
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. —Leo Tolstoy
If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. —J. D. Salinger,
Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nice little boy named baby tuckoo. —James Joyce
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. —Charles Dickens
He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish. —Ernest Hemingway
Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. —Zora Neale Hurston,
Of all the things that drive men to sea, the most common disaster, I've come to learn, is women. —Charles Johnson
Bligh: Do you really think you'll be able to command this rabble?
Christian: I'll do my best.
Bligh: Well I did my best, and I had the authority of the law. You're a dead man Fletcher.
The moment one learns English, complications set in. —Felipe Alfau,
Q: What's the difference between a tweaker and an elephant?A: The elephant will eat all your peanut butter.”
― Bucky Sinister
The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. —L. P. Hartley
A screaming comes across the sky. —Thomas Pynchon
The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. —William Gibson
I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man. —Fyodor Dostoyevsky
It was love at first sight. —Joseph Heller
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. —Jane Austen
It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the house-tops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness. —Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips. ~Author Unknown
To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. ~Clara Ortega
Never have children, only grandchildren. ~Gore Vidal