If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.
(H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. First printed in the Smart Set, December 1921. "Epitaph," from A Mencken Chrestomathy, p. 627, Knopf (1949).
He wrote this in the prime of life; I don't think it is his actual epitaph, just another sample of his wit.)
We took some pictures of the native girls, but they weren't developed ... but we're going back again in a couple of weeks.
(Morrie Ryskind, U.S. screenwriter, and Victor Heerman. Captain Jeffery T. Spaulding (Groucho Marx), Animal Crackers, detailing the highlights of his African exploration (1929).
Ryskind adapted this from original Broadway play by George Kaufman, Ryskind, Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby.)