Never try to leap from a standstill.
The gods are watching, but idly, yawning.
To confer dignity, forgive. To express contempt, forget.
Magic trick: to make people disappear, ask them to fulfill their promises.
In the street, the gaze of desire is furtive or menacing.
There are different rules for reading, for thinking, and for talking. Writing blends all three of them.
Language is the friendliest of the things from which we cannot escape.
I have learned to keep to myself how exceptional I am.
Rescue someone unwilling to look after himself, and he will cling to you like a dangerous illness.
Sloth, not ill-will, makes me unjust.
The wisdom of age: don't stop walking.
In love, we worry more about the meaning of silences than the meaning of words.
The beginning of self-knowledge: recognizing that your motives are the same as other people's.
Expensive advertising courts us with hints and images. The ordinary kind merely says, Buy.
Children now expect their parents to audition for approval.
Money: power at its most liquid.
Reality is the name we give to our disappointments.
Fail, and your friends feel superior. Succeed, and they feel resentful.
To be successful be ahead of your time, but only a little.
Malice is always authentic and sincere.
The time I kill is killing me.
Fears and lies intensify consciousness.
Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.
Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.
General statements omit what we really want to know. Example: some horses run faster than others.
If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.
For many, immaturity is an ideal, not a defect.
The ravaged face in the mirror hides the enchanting youth that is the real me.
Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences.
A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.
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