I know a fellow who's as broke as the Ten Commandments.
It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest, hard-working ancestry.
His father watched him across the gulf of years and pathos which always must divide a father from his son.
There is a certain phase in the life of the aged when the warmth of the heart seems to increase in direct proportion with the years.
When I'm writing a novel, I'm dealing with a double life. I live in the present at the same time that I live in the past with my characters. It is this that makes a novelist so eccentric and unpleasant.