Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).
I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me.
I can't give you the white picket fence, and if I did, you'd set it on fire.
Sometimes I think I must have a Guardian Idiot. A little invisible spirit just behind my shoulder, looking out for me...only he's an imbecile.
Welcome to Hell. Here's your accordion.
I alternate between feeling sympathetic toward humanity and being a misanthrope. When I'm sympathetic, it usually means I haven't been around people in awhile.
It's not oil that runs the world, it's shame.
There is more friendship ahead after we tell each other the truth.
The only way a man could always be right is to accept it when he is wrong. For when he is right, he is right. And when he is wrong and accepts he is wrong, he is right.
Truly amazing, what people can get used to, as long as there are a few compensations.
Those old hags downstairs were quite nauseating,' she said after another silence. 'I can't think why we stayed there listening to them. (You because you hunger for social contacts, however squalid. Me to lick the pebble of my unhappiness.)
Education...has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.