Chasing success is like trying to squeeze a handful of water. The tighter you squeeze, the less water you get. When you chase it, your life becomes the chase, and you become a victim of always wanting more.
“Maybe doing nothing’s better than doing this.”
most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.
“Wait a minute, Juanita. ...is it a virus, a drug, or a religion?”
Juanita shrugs. “What’s the difference?”
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.
Every moment is another chance to turn it all around.
“I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.”
‘‘The Stone Age didn’t end for lack of stone, and the oil age will end long before the world runs out of oil.’‘
“Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
“Idleness … does not consist in doing nothing, but in doing a great deal not recognized in the dogmatic formularies of the ruling class.”
..the alarm clock. Heavens! What evil genius brought together those two enemies of the idle—clocks and alarms—into one unit?
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel"
“Platonic friendship: the interval between the introduction and the first kiss.”
Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.
“The only thing of value in this life is to love and be loved.”
“I didn’t say do as I do, I said do as I say.”
“ordinary people will do extraordinary things when given a chance.”
‘I rather like [her].’
“Caesar liked Brutus, and look where it got him.”
Context trumps content.
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But…