"I really hope he calls today, so I can hang up on him.
Jack Taylor said to his 6 year old daughter, "Maggie, when you grow up and are incredibly beautiful and intelligent and possess a certain sweetness that's... that's like a distant promise to the brave, to the worthy, could you please not beat to a pulp every miserable bastard that comes your way simply because you can? Could you not do that?"
Maggie Taylor said sweetly, "Okay Daddy."
~One Fine Day
"This above all: to thine own self be true; And it must follow, as the night the day; Thou canst not then be false to any man."
~William Shakespeare, 'Hamlet,' Act I, Scene iii
"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues makes them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed."
~Ernest Hemmingway A Farewell to Arms
John after he told Ally he love her: "Well, that‘s the trouble I suppose in coming to people with honesty, they sometimes counter with it."
"Anything you lose automatically doubles in value."
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
"There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection is the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted."
~Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behaviour