I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.
Truth, they say, is but too often in difficulties, but is never finally suppressed.
Men should stop treating feminists like ladies, and instead treat them like the men they say they want to be.
I’ve been telling my students, ‘Imitate, imitate.’ And they say, ‘Well, what if I plagiarize, or what if I’m not original? I want to be myself.’ And I always tell them, ‘Your self will shine through’… If you allow yourself to feel deeply and honestly, what you say won’t be like anyone else.
We’ve observed that people who stall in their personal growth work often have counterproductive soft addictions that stand in their way of growth and having the life they say they want. It can be a simple thing, such as watching TV instead of finishing a project.
Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow’s speed.
For God is my witness that I neither preached, affirmed, nor defended them, though they say that I did.
A lasting marriage, they say, is one where the two reach for different sections of the Sunday paper. Me, I go right for the obituaries, just like those very elderly characters in Muriel Spark’s spooky novel, ‘Memento Mori.’
Don’t name it, as they say, because instantly you offer it to this peculiar authority.
When producers want to know what the public wants, they graph it as curves. When they want to tell the public what to get, they say it in curves.