They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.
- Jerome K. Jerome
It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.
I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
But there, everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.