Serenity comes from the ability to say Yes to existence. Courage comes from the ability to say No to the wrong choices made by others.
Now you see, Dr. Stadler, you're speaking as if this book were addressing to a thinking audience. If it were, one would have to be concerned with such matters as accuracy, validity, logic and the prestige of science. But it isn't. It's addressed to the public.
No, she said, before he could utter a word, you can't take me home. I have a car waiting. Thank you just the same.
This was reality, she thought, this sense of clear outlines, of purpose, of lightness, of hope.
If, in the course of philosophical detection, you find yourself, at times, stopped by the indignantly bewildered question: How could anyone arrive at such nonsense?—you will begin to understand it when you discover that evil philosophies are systems of rationalization.
To say ‘I love you' one must first know how to say the ‘I.