in which continually stronger stimuli are needed to give the thrill that has come to be thought an essential part of pleasure. A person accustomed to too much excitement is like a person with a morbid craving for pepper, who comes last to be unable even to taste a quantity of pepper which would cause anyone else to choke. —Bertrand Russell
the hardest part of having kids. because it's boring. uh, Ask any parent. ‘What’s the hard part? Is it looking after their healthcare? Is it making sure that their education—’ No, it's just being with them on the floor while they be children. It's just they read Clifford the Big Red Dog to you and be horribly proud and bored at the at a rate of fifty minutes a page, and you have same time.” —Louie C.K.