Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Self-trust is the first secret of success.
This quote suggests that the key to achieving success lies within oneself. Self-trust refers to having confidence and belief in one's own abilities and judgment. It implies that success is dependent on the level of trust one has in themselves. Without self-trust, one may struggle to make decisions, take risks or pursue their goals wholeheartedly. However, by cultivating self-trust and consistently relying on one's inner voice, individuals can unlock their full potential and increase their chances of achieving success in various aspects of life.
The thing you can't let go of is gravity. The reality of gravity in writing. If someone says something really mean in a sitcom, and the next wave isn't a reaction to the reality of that, you start losing relatability. In a lot of romantic comedies, they throw out the rules of life.
Women who are either indisputably beautiful, or indisputably ugly, are best flattered upon the score of their understandings; but those who are in a state of mediocrity are best flattered upon their beauty, or at least their graces: for every woman who is not absolutely ugly, thinks herself handsome.