“ He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.
— Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche
“ Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.
“ You are always new. The last of your kisses was even the sweetest; the last smile the brightest; the last movement
“ A kiss on the hand may feel very, very good, but a diamond and sapphire bracelet lasts forever.
“ I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.
“ Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter
“ Whatever may be the tensions and the stresses of a particular day, there is always lurking close at hand the trailing beauty of forgotten joy or unremembered peace.