Marrying any man is risky. Marrying a famous man is kissing catastrophe.
(John Colton (1886-1946). Stuart Walker. Miss Ettie Coombs (Spring Byington), Werewolf of London, lamenting her niece's marriage to the famous Dr. Glendon (1935).
Original story by Robert Harris; Colton was born in Japan, of British parents, and then moved to Americayou figure out his nationality.)
Publication is to thinking as childbirth is to the first kiss.
(Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 62 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
If we train our conscience, it kisses us as it bites.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 91, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 98 (1886).)