If you took THE NUMBER OF SUB-ATOMIC PARTICLES IN THE UNIVERSE and multiplied that number times itself THAT MANY TIMES; and then added the total number of MICRO-SECONDS since the beginning of time, times itself; and then added 803—you would STILL have only the tiniest fraction of A BILLION-BILLIONTH PER CENT of the amount of love I HAVE FOR YOU.
your candle partner,
the romantic Mr Carlin, your eternal flame.”
—George Carlin to Sally Wade,
The George Carlin Letters: The Permanent Courtship of Sally Wade
A stand-up comedian, Carlin gained fame for challenging society’s taboos, notably with his shocking recital, “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.” At age 60 he married Sally Wade, a Hollywood screen- and comedy-writer, shortly after his first wife died of cancer.
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