Those were the days when you went for a beer in Paris and woke up in Corsica.

— Peter O’Toole

Everyone wishes a measure of mystery to their life that they have done nothing in particular to deserve.

— Jim Harrison

Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.

— Edward Gibbon

The rapine of an hour is more productive than the industry of years.

— Gibbon

I like to think of myself as a patriot, but even more so as a man. Where the two disagree, I say the man is right.

— Hermann Hesse