I should learn patience, it’s a shame there’s no time for that.
You might as well laugh at yourself,everyone else is.
Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment
Don’t underestimate the value of irony—it is extremely valuable.
The ironist is ironical not because he does not care, but because he cares too much.
sometimes when everything seems atits worstwhen all conspiresand gnawsand the hours, days, weeksyearsseem wasted – stretched there upon my bedin the darklooking upward at the ceilingi get what many will consider anobnoxious thought:it’s still nice...
Imagine the wizened quality of a life blanched of contradiction and double standard.p 44
Poets speak of hope in ladies smiles, but give me a smirk any day, I say.
Honestly, I don’t understand why people get so worked up about a little murder!
All of which does not alter the fact that Pnin was on the wrong train.
Those darling byegone times, Mr Carker,’ said Cleopatra, ‘with their delicious fortresses, and their dear old dungeons, and their delightful places of torture, and their romantic vengeances, and their picturesque assaults and sieges, and everything...