The truth about marriage is that it makes you less selfish. And people without selfishness are colorless. They lack individuality.
I can sympathize with people's pains, but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.
Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations.
I think being funny is not anyone's first choice.
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
When intent and action mate, the offspring is success.
I preferred my brand of beauty where Norah was more beautiful than any bimbette, and Mom was beautiful whether sized extra-small or extra-large. Where Peony could look at herself in the mirror and murmur, wow, look at me. Just look at me.
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
Vincent Van Gogh
You need to do the work to bring the money in, but not compromise standards.
I answer the heroic question Death where is thy sting? It is here in my heart and mind and memories
The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers.
Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use.
The unlived life is not worth examining.