I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
Alas, I don't know quite where this quote came from. I just know that I love it, because I live it every day.
E.B. White, of course, was the author of Charlotte's Web, which is a good book for determining who among us is destined to grow up a sociopath or a critic. If you didn't cry, you're probably one or the other.
He's also the White of Strunk & White fame. He also satirized Freud. No wonder he won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.