The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage.
(Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), British Labour politician. Queen's Speech debate, House of Commons, Nov. 3, 1959. Quoted in Aneurin Bevan, vol. 2, ch. 16, Michael Foot (1973).
Referring to Harold Macmillan.)
The American ideal is youthhandsome, empty youth.
(Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. The Wisdom of the Heart, "Raimu," (1947).
"In America," Miller explained, "youth means simply athleticism, disrespect, gangsterism, or sickly idealism expressing itself through thinly disguised and badly digested social science theories acted out by idiots who are desperadoes at heart.")