“Here's a nice image for a life in balance,” she said. “You're juggling these four balls that you've named work, family, friends, spirit. Now, work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it bounces back. The other balls they're made of glass.”
“I've dropped a few of those glass balls in my day. Sometimes they chip, sometimes they shatter to pieces.”
“if you spin in a circle perhaps avoiding corners”
“If you’re going around in circles, maybe you’re cutting corners.”
“Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need.”
“waiting in hospitals is as close as we get to being in hell before our time,”
“up beside the car. Then he pulled out a Sig Sauer”
“I told the truth and shamed the devil.”
“He wanted an heir, a tiny piece of immortality.”
“I climbed out of my old Porsche in the staff”
“Never say 'I can't.' 'I can't' is a limit, and life is about breaking through limits. Say 'I will' instead.”
“He rubbed the spot over his chest that ached for Jessica. “And her regard will never alter or diminish. She knows the worst there is to know about me, yet she loves me in spite of my mistakes. No … I would say perhaps she loves me because of them; because of how they’ve shaped me.”
“In a sense, then, the number of orchid species on the planet is uncountable because it is constantly changing.”
“Tris: "I was reading."
Sandry: "You're always reading. The only way people can ever talk to you is to interrupt."
Tris: "Then maybe they shouldn't talk to me.”
“Never express anger with a friend or a subordinate in public,” Vedris always said. “They might forgive a private expression of anger or a deserved scolding, but they never forget a public humiliation. It is the surest way to destroy a friendship and to create enemies.”
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