“Modern marriage. Once it was ‘See somebody, get excited, get married’. Now it’s ‘Read a lot of books, fence with a lot of four syllable words and psychoanalyze each other until you can’t tell the difference between a petting party and a civil service exam.”
“Intelligence. Nothing has caused the human race so much trouble as intelligence.”
"We've become a race of Peeping Toms. What people ought to do is get outside their own house and look in for a change."
"Life, every now and then, behaves as though it had seen too many bad movies, when everything fits too well - the beginning, the middle, the end. Fade in, fade out."
“When the sick one is yourself, you cannot run away.”
“A ship is like a family. We all have our own ideas of right and wrong but we have to pitch in for the good of the family.”
“Every man is entitled to be a boy for a little while.”
“I suppose when you spend most of your life in one profession, you develop what could be called an occupational point of view.”
“I have learnt how to live - how to be ‘in the world’ and ‘of the world’, and not just to stand aside and watch. I will never, never again run away from life.”
“A donkey with a stick behind him and a carrot in front always goes forwards.”