Let’s see the rest of the quote:
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.”
It’s from Three Men In A Boat (To Say Nothing Of The Dog) Jerome K. Jerome.
This 19th century classic is gut-bustingly funny. But I love its words to live by (except I’d probably leave out the pipe). How about you?
You can download Three Men In A Boat for your e-reader for free at Project Gutenberg. You’ll find the film adaptation starring Tim Curry and Michael Palin on YouTube.