Deceiving yourself is more influencial than someone else deceiving you.
Always say goodbye with respect and dignity.
It’s very difficult to keep the line between the past and the present.
When I drive a conversation from point A to point B I always take the longest possible road.
Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.” ~ Andre Dubus
If you can read this… Congratulations! You are alive. You’re not a ghost.
“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”
It is a miserable thing to be ashamed of home.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. The question is: Do all caterpillars become butterflies?
Another Great Expectation down: Upper class has no inherent connection to intelligence or moral worth.
The motivations for self-harm vary and it may be used to fulfill a number of different functions. These functions include self-harm being used as a coping mechanism which provides temporary relief of intense feelings such as anxiety, depression, stress, emotional numbness or a sense of failure or self-loathing and other mental traits including low self-esteem or perfectionism.
I liked when Popeye snorted the canned spinach through his pipe!
“Don’t respond to remarks made to you with mere monosyllables. This is chilling, if not fairly insulting. Have something to say, and say it.” ~From a 19C etiquette book.