As You Like It

Take it as you like it.

You have to die a few times before you can really live.

—Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last.

If you find a job you really love, you’ll never work again.

—Winston Churchill

There’s no line to be drawn in comedy in the sense that there are things you should never joke about. There’s nothing that you should never joke about, but it depends what that joke is. Comedy comes from a good or a bad place.

The subject of a joke isn’t necessarily the target of the joke. You can make jokes about race without any race being the butt of the joke. Racism itself can be the butt, for example. When dealing with a so-called taboo subject, the angst and discomfort of the audience is what’s under the microscope. Our own preconceptions and prejudices are often what are being challenged. […] Comedy is an intellectual pursuit.

—Ricky Gervais - The Difference Between American and British Humour (Time, Nov. 09, 2011)

Drinking booze is just borrowing happiness from tomorrow.

—Unknown

Live to the point of tears.

—Albert Camus

People are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them.

—Epictetus

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.

—Allen Saunders