Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
Four be the things I’d been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.
Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.
Topics: Friendship, Reflection, Idleness, Sorrow
All I say is, nobody has any business to go around looking like a horse and behaving as if it were all right. You don’t catch horses going around looking like people, do you?
- Cornelia Otis Skinner American Dramatist
- James Russell Lowell American Poet, Critic
- Edwin Markham American Poet
- Stanley Kubrick American Film Director
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- Woody Allen American Film Actor, Director
- Edna St. Vincent Millay American Poet
- Mary Oliver American Poet
- Kimberly Johnson American Poet
- Louise Erdrich American Children’s Books Writer