A sharp sense of the ironic can be the equivalent of the faith that moves mountains. Far more quickly than reason or logic, irony can penetrate rage and puncture self-pity.
So far as I know, anything worth hearing is not usually uttered at seven o’clock in the morning; and if it is, it will generally be repeated at a more reasonable hour for a larger and more wakeful audience.
Boredom is the keynote of poverty—of all its indignities, it is perhaps the hardest of all to live with—for where there is no money there is no change of any kind.
Wondering Whom to Read Next?
- Neil Simon American Playwright
- William Saroyan American Playwright, Novelist
- Edward Albee American Playwright
- Joseph Heller American Novelist
- William Goldman Hollywood Screenwriter
- Howard Zinn American Historian, Activist
- Ben Hecht American Screenwriter
- Eugene O’Neill American Playwright
- August Wilson American Playwright
- Lionel Trilling American Critic