You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.

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So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.

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Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

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Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.

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I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.

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So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

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Death ends a life, not a relationship.

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I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.

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This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.

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And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.


All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

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People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for, and they have a right to subject their children to it.

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And the rest is rust and stardust.

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