A man should be known by the enemies he keeps.
There is nothing I don’t know about myself, that’s why I can’t do therapy.
Greta Gerwig character Brooke Cardinas in Noah Baumbach’s Mistress America
I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused and who was so impregnably armored by his good intentions and his ignorance.
Michael Cain character Thomas Fowler in Graham Greene’s The Quiet American
Every revolutionary ends up becoming either an oppressor or a heretic.
He is filled with a direct certainty that a higher order of reality existed, and that it alone invested existence with meaning.
Arthur Koestler, Dialogue with Death
Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained in us than lying to others
Never complain. Never explain.
It’s more selfish to have kids than to not have them.
No one in this world is going to know you longer than your older brother or sister. From the day you were born until the day you die.
What some people lack in common sense they make up for in self-esteem.
When the legend is bigger than the facts, choose the legend.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
No one knows what’s going on in someone else’s mind. If we did life would be intolerable.
All this for so little a neck.