A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it.
People, when they first come to America, whether as travelers or settlers, become aware of a new and agreeable feeling: that the whole country is their oyster.
As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity, and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later.
Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks.
Cocktail music is accepted as audible wallpaper.