“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.”
“is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.”
“Words can be sweetly encouraging or downright dirty, but they are almost always a powerful aphrodisiac. –Dr. Ruth”
“Ask the question. Always ask the question, never assume.”
“Nearly everyone who sees you complains,” he says. “Nearly? There are some people who don’t complain?” I ask. “I was being nice. Everyone who sees you complains,” he says. That can’t be true.”
“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. –B.F. Skinner”
“I shut the door firmly behind me. I shut it on Jensen, but I can’t shut it on myself and on the strange and foreign feelings churning inside.”
“I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy. –Richard Feynman”
“He laughs. “Why does she do that?” “The world may never know.”
“She's my other half. Like for the first time in my life, I know what being unquestionably whole feels like. And I realize that the notion that my heart beats for me alone is a lie. It beats for us.”
“Любви все возрасты покорны;
Но юным, девственным сердцам
Ее порывы благотворны,
Как бури вешние полям”
“There is no shame in making an honest effort.”
“grief is long and messy and horrible—but it’s not an illness. And you cope how you cope. There’s no ‘well’ about it.”
“It almost made him feel sorry for Colin and that was just as unthinkable an estate as marriage.”
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