I know it does make people happy, but to me it is just like having a cup of tea.
(Cynthia Paine (b. 1934), British housewife, brothel-keeper. remark, Nov. 8, 1987. quoted in Sunday Correspondent (London, Dec. 24, 1989).
After Paine was acquitted of running a brothel in Streatham, South London, in the "sex-for-luncheon-vouchers" case.)
The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy.
(James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. "Republican Distribution of Citizens" (March 3, 1792). W.T. Hutchinson et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 14, p. 246, Chicago and Charlottesville, Virginia (1962-1991).)
Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.
(Hunter S. Thompson (b. 1939), U.S. journalist. letter to The Champion, repr. In Songs of the Doomed (1991). The Champion (July 1990).
The Champion is a publication of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.)