No, really, I do not know if these thoughts came to anyone in the middle of the night (they’re not mine).
But these thoughts exist, and do run through my mind, if not by the exact quote, by some varying and fleeting manner. Often obscure, often incomplete. When I am half-awake, half-asleep, not knowing which is which.
“It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.”
~ Arthur C Clarke
“Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.”
~ Mark Twain
“I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true.”
~ Audrey Hepburn
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.”
~ Steve Jobs
“Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.”
~ George Bernard Shaw