It's noble to want to confess, but if the results are just damage and pain, that's not noble. It's selfish. Carol Green, "House M.D." - "Adverse Events"
People who live outside a society are the ones who can see how it works. Christopher Rice, "A Density of Souls"
To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance. Jean Genet, "The Thief's Journal"
Temptation is the woman's weapon and the man's excuse. Henry Louis Mencken, "A Mencken Chrestomathy"
Religion, opium for the people. To those suffering pain, humiliation, illness, and serfdom, it promised a reward in an afterlife. And now we are witnessing a transformation. A true opium for the people is a belief in nothingness after death--the huge solace of thinking that for our betrayals, greed, cowardice, murders we are not going to be judged. Czeslaw Milosz, "Roadside Dog"
Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality. William Hazlitt, "The Complete Works Of William Hazlitt"