“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.