Remember me for I am weak and sinful, and so prone to pride
—Novena to Saint Michael
I catch sight of my face in the mirror of a shop, and am shocked to see that I am smiling.
I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places.
In the early seventies there was an epidemic of Playboy Bunnies hurling themselves out windows of the John Hancock Building.
One is led astray alike by sympathy and coldness, by praise and by blame
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
We are all in the gutter. But some of us are looking at the stars
In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself in a dark wood where the straight way was lost…
—Dante, The Divine Comedy