"People find it far easier to forgive other for being wrong than being right"
" It's not a great deal of difference whether I win the Avery or not . I've done my best, and I begin to understand what is meant by the "joy of the strife"
"Perhaps I'm dead. I wonder how you would know? If you died in your sleep and woke up dead, who would let you know?"
"Until you understand that, you will wonder why people are unhappy. They are unhappy because they have chosen to be unhappy, and Richard, that it's all right!"
“You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way.”
" In order
to live free and happily
you must sacrifice
It's not always an easy
"Sometimes the only way to win is to surrender"
"As soon as she left the room I knew I should shut up. But you know when you should shut up because you really should just shut up ... but you keep on and on anyway? Well, I had that"
"Talk is free," said Odd. "But the wise man chooses when to spend his words"
- "There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to
find the ways in which you yourself have altered."
- -Nelson Mandela
"Often he would come home with books for her, for Christmas or her birthday, or for no particular occasion at all, some of them early editions with beautiful gold trim, other used paperbacks bought for a dollar or two on a street corner"
" Tal laughs. "Piece of shit car: five dollars. Value of Norah's opinion: three cents. Irony of her calling me an asshole: priceless"
"- Isn't this a lovely home for you?
I agree that it was; and I still think so. But anyone who could enjoy the winter here would find North Pole stuffy"