The youngest of four sons, but not the youngest of the family!you conceive the sort of negligence that creeps over even the kindest maternities, in such case ...
(Walter Pater (1839-1894), British writer, educator. Originally published in New Review (June 1892). the narrator, in "Emerald Uthwart," p. 174, repr. In Miscellaneous Studies, Macmillan (1895).
Posthumously prepared for the press by Charles L. Shadwell.)
I suspect there isn't an actor alive who was able to truthfully answer his family's questions after his first day's activity in his future profession.
(Simone Signoret (1921-1985), French movie actor. Nostalgia Isn't What It Used to Be, ch. 3 (1976).
Referring to the dull and unpleasant, rather than glamorous, nature of a movie actor's first day of work.)