“I hate that woman,” Grandfather growled.
For a fleeting second I thought he meant me.
“Yeah, well be sure to add an extra degree of spit and polish. You need to charm her,” explained Darius.
“I’d rather seduce a cobra.”
Andrew Mayne, Name of the Devil
‘He used to tell me that to be a good con artist you had to learn to sneak in on people through their emotions instead of their windows.
Physically he was harmless, but mentally he had the uncanny ability to hone in on your biggest weakness and beat you upside the head with it.’
Ben Muse, Killing Chase
We wanted to change how politics is conducted. Wouldn’t it be great if just one politician said, ‘Do you know, my opponent has a point. Let’s see if we can’t work together and get the job done.’
A political party for women’s equality
“To be driven by our appetites alone is slavery, while to obey a law that we have imposed on ourselves is freedom.”
Jean-Jacques Rosseau, The Social Contract
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Grit is not just having resilience in the face of failure, but also having deep commitments that you remain loyal to over many years.
“I come to my solitary woodland walk as the homesick go home. I thus dispose of the superfluous and see things as they are, grand and beautiful.”
Henry David Thoreau, Journal
You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.