„Emotional chaos is not pleasant; distillation of that chaos afterward may perhaps be pleasant in some of its aspects, and undoubtedly gives pleasure to others.“
— Robertson Davies, livro A Voice from the Attic
A Voice from the Attic (1960)
Contexto: Complementary to his is Thurber's remark that "humour is a kind of emotional chaos, told about quietly and calmly in retrospect". Emotional chaos is not pleasant; distillation of that chaos afterward may perhaps be pleasant in some of its aspects, and undoubtedly gives pleasure to others.
„I love sleep because it is both pleasant and safe to use. Pleasant because one is in the best possible company and safe because sleep is the consummate protection against the unseemliness that is the invariable consequence of being awake. What you don't know won't hurt you. Sleep is death without the responsibility.“
— Fran Lebowitz, livro Metropolitan Life
"Why I Love Sleep" (p. 91).
Metropolitan Life (1978)
— Robert Jordan, The Shadow Rising
(15 September 1992)
Variante: Always plan for the worst, that way all your surprises will be pleasant ones.
Fonte: The Shadow Rising
„It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses.“
— Nathaniel Parker Willis American magazine writer, editor, and publisher 1806 - 1867
The Month of June.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (1919)