"A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate. Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves."
"Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness."
"Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock."
"America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization."