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.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
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.
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
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.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
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.
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.
Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for, and they have a right to subject their children to it.