You really have to experience the feeling of being with the president in the oval office. ... It's a disease I came to call Ovalitis.
Courageous risks are life-giving, they help you grow, make you brave, and better than you think you are.
Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, But rather that it shall never have a beginning.
Such truth as opposeth no man's profit nor pleasure is to all men welcome.
Of course I don't always enjoy being a mother. At those times my husband and I hole up somewhere in the wine country, eat, drink, make mad love and pretend we were born sterile and raise poodles.
Knowing that everything's futile but still fighting, still raging against the dying of the light -- that's what motivates me all the time ... If you hold that sense of futility in your head for too long, it can begin to eat into you. You can still be aware of it but find a place for it where you can actually exist comfortably and enjoy things.
Beware the man of one book.
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.
To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
My own suspicion is that the universe is not only stranger than we suppose, but stranger than we can suppose.