I don't visit my parents often because Delta Airlines won't wait in the yard while I run in.
"[Long hair] is considered bohemian, which may be why I grew it, but I keep it long because I love the way it feels, part cloak, part fan, part mane, part security blanket."
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
You're dealing with the demon of external validation. You can't beat external validation. You want to know why? Because it feels sooo good.
"If you realize too acutely how valuable time is, you are too paralyzed to do anything."
There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, offers more entertainment than the TV set.
Ritual is the way you carry the presence of the sacred. Ritual is the spark that must not go out.
Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.
It it not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute.
The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.
Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
The particular human chain we're part of is central to our individual identity.
Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that's been our unifying cry, "More light." Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlight. Neon, incandescent lights that banish the darkness from our caves to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators. Big floods for the night games at Soldier's field. Little tiny flashlights for those books we...Read more
Put duties aside at least an hour before bed and perform soothing, quiet activities that will help you relax.
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.
In the stress of modern life, how little room is left for that most comfortable vanity that whispers in our ears that failures are not faults!
I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak.