Not with wrath do we kill, but with laughter. Come, let us kill the spirit of gravity!
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 49, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, First Part, "On Reading and Writing," (1883).)
The Abbey always reminds me of that old toast, "Above lofty timbers, the walls around are bare, echoing to our laughter, as though the dead were there."
(Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter, and Tod Browning. Lucy Weston (Frances Dade), Dracula, remarking on the house Count Dracula has just leased (1931).
From the play adapted by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston (1899-1954).)