The Neurotic's Notebook


People who won’t have a TV set in the house get more pleasure from their refusal than most of us get from TV.

What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.

I hate being so intolerant, and I wouldn’t be if people didn’t deserve it.

Not for nothing does the neurotic suffer—but not for anything very much, either.

To be an only child is to have a very unreliable playmate.

I want what I want when I want it; that is to say, when you don’t want me to have it.

Beneath all our good works lies the hope of heaven, and beneath that the fear of hell, and beneath that the conviction that if Mother had just done her job right we could have spent our lives lying in the sun.