History don’t have a phone number, nor does it have a reception day. It’s a process of which you either catch the suitable moment and act as an honest person should, or you pass through time’s sieve, and, however much you try, you won’t get anywhere.
-from the book “FOR ELISE”
You’ve got to date a lot of Volkswagens before you get to your Porsche.
-DEBBY ATKINSON, in Island Scene
The worst thing about our problems is that nobody has nothing to do with them.
Everything has two sides – the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn.
Don’t visit anyone every evening, not even your siblings.
Every author should always have this sentence in mind: “If the wise man does not approve, it’s bad; if the fool applauds, its worse."
-THOMAS DE IRIARTE
We use 10% of our brains. Imagine how much we could accomplish if we used the other 60%.
The most likely moment for something incredible to happen to me was the moment I was most certain nothing ever would.
Frankness does not consist of saying everything you think, but of thinking everything you say.
-HYPOLITE DE LIVRY