Cinderella had to dress up so that the Prince could see her inner beauty.
Passionate smokers always welcome the peace-pipe without hesitation.
If I knew he loved me for my wealth, I would have told him I was richer.
The true basis and propaedeutic for all knowledge of human nature is the persuasion that a man’s actions are, essentially and as a whole, not directed by his reason and its designs; so that no one becomes this or that because he wants to, though he want to never so much, but that his conduct...
The fine line between genius and madness is a punch line. Duck, you idiot!
I have nothing to lose. I keep all my valuables in a safe.
When they are all thinking alike, they aren’t thinking at all.
It is by now proverbial that every proverb has its opposite. For every Time is money there is a Stop and smell the roses. When someone says You never stand in the same river twice someone else has already replied There is nothing new under the sun. In the mind’s arithmetic, 1 plus -1 equals...
Beklemediğim bir şekilde onun da bana meydan okuyup hislerime karşılık vermesiyle beynimde başlayan fuzuli acılar, kalbimdeki kramplar ve bu kusurlu güzellikteki lahzaya karşı titremelerle sarsılan dudağımı, onun dudaklarına götürdüm ve gözlerimi kapattım. Sıcaklığının tüm bedenime yayılmasını beklerken, içimden bir şeylerin uçup gitmesini bekliyordum. Oysa tahmin ettiğimden daha feci bir şekilde sarsılarak, kanatlarını ciğerlerine saplaya saplaya...
The American writer and dilettante Logan Pearsall Smith once said: ‘Some people think that life is the thing; but I prefer reading.’ When I first came across this, I thought it witty; now I find it—as I do many aphorisms—a slick untruth. Life and reading are not separate activities. The distinction is false (as it...
Gullibility is a knife at the throat of civilization.
Answers were always important, but they were seldom easy.
The only way to fight nostalgia is to listen to somebody else’s nostalgia
An aphorism needn’t be true, but it should sound true.
We are entitled to violate history, provided that it results in handsome offspring.
Free will is like fallenleaves agreeing to bewhere they are.
Writing is beautiful, like putting on a gold suit and going to sleep in it.
Humanity is not without answers or solutions regarding how to liberate itself from scenarios that invariably end with mass exterminations. Tools such as compassion, trust, empathy, love, and ethical discernment are already in our possession. The next sensible step would be to use them.
It’s always darkest before you’re blinded by the light
I don’t represent anyone’s opinion. Not even my own. I’m neutral.