"Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire."
"Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it."
"There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living."
"A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience."
"I'm pretty good at gardening. It consumes my time, and it feels like I'm doing something constructive."
"Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak."