The deep, deep peace of the double-bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-lounge.
(Patrick, Mrs. Campbell (1865-1940), British actor. Quoted in Alexander Woollcott, "The First Mrs. Tanqueray," While Rome Burns (1934).
Woolcott commented of Mrs. Campbell, who is describing her recent marriage, "Her failure to be polite took on the proportions of a magnificent gesture." Birth name is Beatrice Stella Tanner.)
You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.
(John Lennon (1940-1980), British rock musician. Press conference, June 1970, Toronto, Canada. "John, Yoko and Year One," pt. 2, published in The Ballad of John and Yoko, eds. Jonathan Cott and Christine Doudna (1982).)
Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood!
(Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. (1846, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971). About Catherine of Medici, First published in book form as Catherine de Medici expliquée, Souverain (1843), It was subsequently included in the Conte et romans philosophiques, in the Etudes philsophique, and finally in the Comédie humaine.
Catherine de' Medici.)