The old coat that I wear is Concord; it is my morning robe and study gown, my working dress and suit of ceremony, and my nightgown after all. Cleave to the simplest ever. Home,home,home. Cars sound like cares to me.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, September 27, 1855, to Daniel Ricketson, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 262, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
(Lillian Gish (1893-1993), U.S. actress. The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me, ch. 7 (1969).
Describing her and her sister Dorothy's (1898-1968) childhood experiences as theatrical performers. Later, they would become movie stars.)