If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.
Writing a good essay isn’t that easy. You can’t do it with a pointing stick. I try to make a point obliquely, adroitly, and whenever possible, with humor. It must always be a surprise. The surprise is what makes people laugh.
May you never be the reason why someone who loved to sing doesn’t anymore. Or why someone who dressed so uniquely now wears plain clothing. Or why someone who always spoke so excitedly about their dreams is now silent about them. May you never be the reason someone gave up on a part of themselves because you were demotivating, non-appreciative, hypercritical, or even worse – sarcastic about it.
The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves.
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
When you know what’s important, it’s a lot easier to ignore what’s not.
What people really need and demand from life is not wealth, comfort, or esteem but games worth playing.
Within one linear centimeter of your lower colon there lives and works more bacteria (about 100 billion) than all humans who have ever been born. Yet many people continue to assert that it is we who are in charge of the world.
Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion.
Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we’ll find it.