As women, we know that we must always find ways to change the process because the present institutions want to hold on to power and keep the status quo.
Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
I have rooms full of little dongly things and don't want any more. Half the little dongly things I've got, I don't even know what gizmo they're for. More importantly, half the gizmos I've got, I don't know where their little dongly thing is.
I think you get most of the most interesting work done in fields where people don't think they're doing art but are merely practicing a craft and working as good craftsmen. Being literate as a writer is good craft, is knowing your job, is knowing how to use your tools properly and not to damage the tools as you use them.
You do not know what you can miss before you try.
They know enough who know how to learn.
Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.
We don't always have an accurate view of our own potential. I think most people who are frightened of public speaking and can't imagine they might feel different as a result of training. Don't assume you know how much potential you have. Sometimes the only way to know what you can do is to test yourself.
When that glass broke andStone Coldwas making an entrance, and that roof blew off that building, that sends you higher than life or anything that I know of. It's an adrenaline rush you can't explain.
A man is known by the silence he keeps.
I could be, you know, the person that shows little kids that giving up isn't something that you should do.
You could rattle the stars,she whispered.
You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That's what scares you most.
We know that in tough times, cynicism is just another way to give up, and in the military, we consider cynicism or giving up simply as forms of cowardice.
No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet introspection.
Ever think of introducing yourself?Y.T. says.
Nah,he says,people always forget names. You can just think of me as that one guy, y'know?