"Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that’s what makes it so boring."
“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”
"After tea it’s back to painting - a large poplar at dusk with a gathering storm. From time to time instead of this evening painting session I go bowling in one of the neighboring villages, but not very often."
"The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no longer belong to it."