"Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing."
English satirist and comedy author Jerome K. Jerome (a man so brilliant he needed one name twice) shot to fame after returning from his honeymoon in 1889 and writing “Three Men in a Boat.” He wrote the semi-autobiographical travelog and replaced his wife’s character with his two best mates, and the book was an instant success. Filled with dry humor, Jerome has inspired generations of British comics with his gift for friendly insults and endless banter. In the first twenty years, the book sold over 1 million copies around the world. It’s filled with many truths, triple entendre, and this bit of advice on living a good, simple life.