I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
Very few of us are what we seem.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
It's astonishing in this world how things don't turn out at all the way you expect them to.
If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody.
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no aw, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
The human mind prefers to be spoonfed with the thoughts of others, but deprived of such nourishment it will, reluctantly, begin to think for itself- and such thinking, remember, is original thinking and may have valuable results.
We are the same people as we were at three, six, ten or twenty years old. More noticeably so, perhaps, at six or seven, because we were not pretending so much then.
A man when he is making up to anybody can be cordial and gallant and full of little attentions and altogether charming. But when a man is really in love he can't help looking like a sheep.
To every problem, there is a most simple solution.
No, my friend, I am not drunk. I have just been to the dentist, and need not return for another six months! Is it not the most beautiful thought? --Poirot
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Where do one's fears come from? Where do they shape themselves? Where do they hide before coming out into the open?
Do you believe in the value of truth, my dear, or don’t you?” “Of course I believe in the truth,” said Rhoda, staring. “Yes, you say that, but perhaps you haven’t thought about it. The truth hurts sometimes – and destroys one’s illusions.” “I’d rather have it all the same.” said Rhoda. “So would I. But I don’t know that we’re wise.
Bagi sebagian orang kebenaran itu penting, sebab mereka dapat menerimanya. Mereka dapat menghadapi kebenaran dengan tabah - ketabahan yang hanya dimiliki orang-orang yang mengharapkan kehidupan yang cerah.
The truth must be quite plain, if one could just clear away the litter.
In the midst of life, we are in death.