Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (; 24 September 1717 – 2 March 1797), better known as Horace Walpole, was an English writer, art historian, man of letters, antiquarian, and Whig politician.He had Strawberry Hill House built in Twickenham, southwest London, reviving the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian...
We often repent of our first thoughts, and scarce ever of our second.
Foolish writers and readers are created for each other.
It's the American view that everything has to keep climbing: productivity, profits, even comedy. No time for reflection. No time to contract before another expansion. No time to grow up. No time to fuck up. No time to learn from your mistakes. But that notion goes against nature, which is cyclical. And I hope I'm now beginning a new cycle of energy and creativity. If so, it'll really be my third career. The first was as a straight comic in the Sixties. The second was as a counterculture performer in the Seventies. The third will be…well, that's for others to judge.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.