Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, author, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet, and Anglican cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, hence his common sobriquet, "Dean Swift".
Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.
He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.
I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.