“You don’t look at the mantelpiece when you poke the fire.”
“You can’t all get to the top.”
“Jean’s always taken life seriously. I’ve always taken it as it comes.”
“You want a bit of life before it’s all over. It takes all the guilt away.”
“Always be nice to them on the way up in case you meet them on the way down.”
“Better to be a has-been than a never-was.”
“Why should you take life seriously? What good does it do you?"