We set up one rule in our house, which is, 'Guests of guests cannot bring guests.' That rule was required because that happened one weekend, and we finally said, 'Okay, you know what? That's a little too much.'
Marriage is not simply a romantic union between two people; it's also a political and economic contract of the highest order.
Unfenced by law, the unmarried lover can quit a bad relationship at any time. But you - the legally married person who wants to escape doomed love - may soon discover that a significant portion of your marriage contract belongs to the State, and that it sometimes takes a very long while for the State to grant you your leave.
I have these new policies toward my life, like 'I will not accelerate when I see the yellow light.'
V. S. Pritchett
H. Allen Smith
Paul A. Volcker