The only way to get what you really want is to let go of what you don't want.
Incestuous, homogeneous fiefdoms of self-proclaimed expertise are always rank-closing and mutually self-defending, above all else.
I started out of course with Hemingway when I learned how to write. Until I realized Hemingway doesn't have a sense of humor. He never has anything funny in his stories.
Funny hemingway interview-in-wsj-
We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why. Not until the future eats the present, anyway. We know when it's too late.
Monotonous talk of the end of American hegemony, the universal cliché of the period, is mostly a way of avoiding mounting a serious opposition to it.
If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you're always going to be disappointed.
The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum....
If I had my way we'd sleep every night all wrapped around each other like hibernating rattlesnakes.
Allan had always reasoned about religion that if you couldn't know for sure then there was no point in going around guessing.
I'm seventeen and I'm crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always say seventeen and insane.
If you really love something, you never try to keep it the way it is forever. You have to let it be free to change.
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As far as the World Cup is concerned, it is a process. We don't want to jump to the 50th floor straight away. We must start on the ground floor.