*If we could burn our pain and emptiness we’d stay warm a thousand years.
*Funerals are a chore. Either the deceased died too young, or hung on way too long to please anyone. Social convention frowns on any honest display of feelings at such a time, especially of happiness! Perhaps the best course is holding an Irish wake: a modicum of dignity and plenty of beer. The truth is less hurtful when everyone is half drunk.
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
George Bernard Shaw