Just as a war fought in winter demands different behavior and equipment from a war in the summer, human beings must learn to respect their own seasons, and not try to act when it is time to wait, not try to wait at a time of action.
I am a woman torn between the terror that everything might change and the equal terror that everything might carry on exactly the same for the rest of my days.
All we achieve by exacting revenge is to make ourselves the equals of our enemies, whereas by forgiving we show wisdom and intelligence.
Every moment in life is an act of faith.
When trying to seduce a woman, a writer says: 'I'm a writer', and scribbles a poem on a napkin. It always works.