Hetty Green

You can pretend to be serious; you can’t pretend to be witty

— Sacha Guitry

Books… are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with ’em, then we grow out of ’em and leave ’em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.

— Dorothy L.Sayers (The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, 1928)