The Cold War isn't thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn't sleeping; it is, as always, plotting, scheming, working, fighting.
(Richard M. Nixon (1913-1995), U.S. Republican politician, president. repr. In Stephen Ambrose, Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician, vol. 2, ch. 2 (1989). "Cuba, Castro and John F. Kennedy," The Reader's Digest (Nov. 1964).)
If Men and Women took their Pleasures as noisily as the Cats, what Londoner could ever hope to sleep of nights?
(Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British novelist. The Fifth Earl of Gonister, in After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, pt. II, ch. 4 (1939).
This witticism is found in the diaries of the Fifth Earl of Gonister, Huxley's invention of an eighteenth-century aristocrat of almost superhuman cynicism.)