The declared meaning of a spoken sentence is only its overcoat, and the real meaning lies underneath its scarves and buttons.
1988 Oscar and Lucinda, ch.43,'Leviathan'.
Glass is a thing in disguise, an actor, is not solid at all, but a liquid?an old sheet of glass will not only take on a royal and purplish tinge but will reveal its true liquid nature by having grown fatter at the bottom and thinner at thetop, and? It isinvisible, solid, in short a joyous and paradoxical thing, asgood a material as any tobuild a life from.Peter Carey
Writers are always envious, mean-minded, filled with rage and envyat other's good fortune. There is nothing like the failure of a close friend to cheer us up.Peter Carey