"He did not envy her; her hands were empty -- she was unhappy, she was poor, she had achieved nothing, even by her own standards. Yet she exasperated him, as the spendthrift will always exasperate the miser who feels obliged to live like a pauper, lest his wealth be suspected and a robber plunder him."
-- Mary McCarthy, "Portrait of the Inellectual as Yale Man"
"If I get to sleep tonight,
It will be an American success story. . . .
It's as hot as a vulva in this apartment."
-- Gerrit Henry, "Two Boys"