It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.
Poverty is often equated with liability. How cruel this world is?
Many things which are called ‘secrets’ are only things withheld from people until they can understand or effectively experience them.
Personal conviction held always in life that it is better to spend a few minutes in Bathroom or Lavatory than many hours in a Laboratory or Library for the novelty in idea generation and incubation.
No one is born on Mt. Cleverest.
We all have to travel up there!
Our existence and our environment enclosed entities of divinity.
The inner story, though the same in essence for all, is always single and unique in each human being, never before lived and never to be repeated.
I’m trying in all my stories to get the feeling of the actual life across-not to just depict life-or criticize it-but to actually make it alive. So that when you have read something by me you actually experience the thing. You can’t do this without putting in the bad and the ugly as well as what is beautiful. Because if it is all beautiful you can’t believe in it. Things aren’t that way.
You never know whether you’ve already experienced your greatest moment or your worst
Some pain shouldn’t be wished away so easily. It had to be dealt with, even embraced. Without the agony of the last few months, Piper never would have found her best friends, Hazel and Annabeth. She never would’ve discovered her own courage. She certainly wouldn’t have had the guts to sing show tunes to the snake people under Athens.