Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
It’s not enough to be able to pick up a sword. You have to know which end to poke into the enemy.
There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half-full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half-empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What’s up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don’t think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!
I’d rather be a climbing ape than a falling angel.
In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
The pen is mightier than the sword—only if the sword is very small and the pen is very sharp
People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.
The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it’s as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues.
Topics: Purpose, Meaning
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