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A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.
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Celibacy is the worst form of self-abuse.
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Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff - it is a palliative rather than a remedy.
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Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.
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Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
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I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork.
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I wanted to be bored to death, as good a way to go as any.
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I was thinking that we all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school.
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I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm inspired at nine o'clock every morning.
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It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.
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Let us hope, that a kind Providence will put a speedy end to the acts of God under which we have been laboring.
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Life is a zoo in a jungle.
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Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.
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My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too.
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Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
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Pain is the question mark turned like a fishhook in the human heart.
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The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly.
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The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.
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The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums.
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The rich aren't like us, they pay less taxes.
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The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
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The tuba is certainly the most intestinal of instruments, the very lower bowel of music.
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The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe.
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The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.
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There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you.
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There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you.
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We are not primarily put on this earth to see through one another, but to see one another through.
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We must love one another, yes, yes, that's all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other.
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We turned on one another deep, drowned gazes, and exchanged a kiss that reduced my bones to rubber and my brain to gruel.
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When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.
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Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.
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Words fashioned with somewhat over precise diction are like shapes turned out by a cookie cutter.
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