An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.
(George Mikes (1912-1987), Hungarian-born British humorist. How To Be An Alien, ch. 1, sct. 14 (1946).
Mikes elaborated further in How To Be Decadent (1977): "In shops the English stand in queues; in government offices they sit in queues; in churches they kneel in queues; at sale times, they lie in queues all night.")
Sometimes we have to go through the darkness alone, before we can see the light.
(Adele Comandini. Edward Sutherland. Michael O'Brien (Charles Winninger), Beyond Tomorrow, to the spirit of one of his partners, who has joined him at the gates of Heaven (1940).
Original story by Mildred Cram and Adele Comandini.)