"You're a wise man."

Preston Sturges

“You’re a wise man.  I been through it, only I wasn’t as smart as you are.  So I lost my piano, and my savings…and a little shack I had down to the beach…and her.  So, what have I got now?  Maybe I shouldn’t be saying this, but if it was me I’d never have ‘em tailed.  I’d never try to find out nothin’.  I’d just be grateful for whatever they was willing to gimme.  A year.  A week.  An hour.”

Preston Sturges is a writer who once lived in California.

Return to Contents.