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  • It's easy finding reasons why other folks should be patient.

  • The cruelest affront is treating the person as exactly the person he is. We all long to be understood, but not for what we are. We long to be understood for what we might have been had all been for the best in the best of all possible worlds and, at the same time, to be forgiven for what we are.

  • It's when most of the guests have gone that the party really gets interesting — peering under the table and into the bath to see who's stayed and what shape they're in. It is then that those who are still conscious divulge things you had not known before: sometimes about themselves, sometimes about other people and sometimes about you. It does not necessarily make pleasant hearing but it is always fascinating. In the relaxed atmosphere, in the wake of the hubbub, they unwind and grow confidential — nay, indiscreet. If they are not already, they end up as your closest friends.

  • It isn't bad judgment to make a man believe he is something. He is by nature inclined to it, and a little encouragement is good for most people.

  • Anything we fully do is an alone journey.

  • It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future, none at all. It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true.

  • Once we have found our passion, we feel a strange contradiction: On one hand, we could die today and life would have been worth it, and at the same time, we want to live forever to continue our connection to our passion.

  • An audience, like a lover, ought never to be left quite sated.