n. A shackle for the free.
My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
— Errol Flynn
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
— W. Somerset Maugham
Without the aid of prejudice and custom I should not be able to find my way across the room.
— William Hazlitt
A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.
— Robert Heinlein