Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off.
The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring.
I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a year just on principle, so he won't let himself get snotty about it.
The streets were dark with something more than night.
Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
Television is just one more facet of that considerable segment of our society that never had any standard but the soft buck.
From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away.
When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.
He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.
She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.
I knew one thing: as soon as anyone said you didn't need a gun, you'd better take one along that worked.
The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.
I do a great deal of research - particularly in the apartments of tall blondes.
It is not a fragrant world.
When I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split.
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