Happy songs are very difficult to write. How many truly great upbeat songs are there?
Save for thee and thy lessons, man in society would everywhere sink into a sad compound of the fiend and the wild beast; and this fallen world would be as certainly a moral as a natural wilderness.
It is not likely that posterity will fall in love with us, but not impossible that it may respect or sympathize; so a man would rather leave behind him the portrait of his spirit than a portrait of his face.
I was at dinner with Gene Wilder and imitated Ethel Barrymore for everyone.