“The greatest book about giving that I've ever read is 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens, about Scrooge and how happy he was when he started doing things to help Tiny Tim's impoverished family, ... Remember? His whole attitude changed and he was happy.”
“I found in one of the tombs an inscription saying, 'If you touch my tomb, you will be eaten by a crocodile and hippopotamus.' It doesn't mean the hippo will eat you, it means the person really wanted his tomb to be protected.”
“Now rather thank I God there is no risk
Of gravers scoring it with florid screed.
Let my inscription be this soldier's disc.
Wear it, sweet friend. Inscribe no date nor deed.
But may thy heart-beat kiss it, night and day,
Until the name grow blurred and fade away.”