"What did he want to do?" [Wolfe asked]
"Nonsense. Only a saint wants to do nothing."
Pete grinned. "Man, that's good. I like that. It's not true, but I like it. Who said it?"
"But who said it first?"
"I seldom let another man speak for me, and when I do I name him."
Rex Stout, Death of a Dude