The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.
I have written too much history to have faith in it; and if anyone thinks I'm wrong, I am inclined to agree with him.
The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.
I was thinking about the first time I ever saw you,he said,
and how after that I couldn't forget you. I wanted to, but I couldn't stop myself. I forced Hodge to let me be the one who came to find you and bring you back to the Institue. And even back then, in that stupid coffee shop, when I saw you sitting on that couch with Simon, even then that felt wrong to me-- I should have been the one sitting with you. The one who made you laugh like that. I couldn't get rid of that feeling. That it should have been me. And the more I knew you, the more I felt it--it had never been like that for me before. I'd always wanted a girl and then gotten to know her and not wanted her anymore, but with you the feeling just got stronger and stronger until that night when you showed up at Renwick's and I knew.
Paradigms are like glasses. When you have incomplete paradigms about yourself or life in general, it's like wearing glasses with the wrong prescription. That lens affects how you see everything else.
To sit back and say,Oh, we're going to let the government do whatever they want, right or wrong,is giving up.
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream ...
All that you see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser to-day than he was yesterday.
The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly everyone will side with you when you are in the right.
When people agree with me I always feel that I must be wrong.