Try as they will,
and try as they might,
who steals me gold
won’t live through the night.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
(message from my wife today)
From Life Itself: A Memoir by Roger Ebert:
Steak ‘n Shake is a fast food chain, the first except probably for White Castle. Certainly it’s the best. How many fast food chains bring you a glass of water and silverware, and serve you on china? Friends in Los Angeles took me to In-N-Out Burger, and I consumed a mushy mess on a soft bun and shook my head sadly. The very names of the two chains describe the difference in styles of sexual intercourse between California and the Heartland.
Some days I think that last sentence is the finest sentence I’ve ever read.
From The Honeymoon Killers, 1970:
Martha Beck: You sigh a lot, don’t you? In nursing school they taught us that people who sigh a lot are unstable. Is that your problem?