We all learn by experience but some of us have to go to summer school.
The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.
Pain is the question mark turned like a fishhook in the human heart.
A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.
Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us
There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you.
We must love one another, yes, yes, that's all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other. It may be the very recognition of all men as our brothers that accounts for the sibling rivalry, and even enmity, we have toward so many of them.
The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.
Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe.
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.