“How you can sit there, calmly eating muffins when we are in this horrible trouble, I can’t make out. You seem to me to be perfectly heartless.” “Well, I can’t eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them.” “I say it’s perfectly heartless you’re eating muffins at all, under the circumstances.”
-Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest.
Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.
― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.
-George Bernard Shaw
“Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.”
– George Bernard Shaw
‘Men were deceivers ever,
One foot in sea,
and one on shore,
to one thing constant never.’
-Shakespeare (Much ado about nothing.)
“Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time”. -Arabic Proverb