A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.
Saki (1870 - 1916), "The Square Egg", 1924
The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.
Russell Baker (1925 - )
I loathe the expression "What makes him tick." It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.
James Thurber (1894 - 1961)