Here are a few pearls of wisdom on which to end the work week.
"What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself." - Roland Barthes, French writer and critic, 1915-80
"To me old age is always fifteen years older than I am."
"Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing."
- Bernard Baruch, American financier and presidential adviser, 1870-1965
"I hurry to laugh at everything, for fear of having to weep at it." - Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, French dramatist, 1732-99