A true friend doesn’t have guts; they beat you up and later plead with you to beat them back.
I know what I’m talking about, Alecto! When I think of Jud, I think of the times he wanted to be a coal miner, the times he took Wendy and me sailing in the harbour, the times he showed me how to play soccer, but I forgot all the bullying and I’ll never understand why. And now you ask me, you ask me what happened once we were in high school. You said you didn’t understand what having a family was like, so ask me!
The inner fight never does any dead. (Le combat intérieur – Ne fait jamais de mort)
God’s grace does not require a condition to abound. However to obtain the promises of his blessings, you have to strive for it, fight for it, work hard for it and insist upon it.
Every person has the power to change their fate if they are brave enough to fight for what they desire more than anything.
Don’t say to yourself, ‘Everyone argues!’ to justify and normalise your fighting, when the most natural thing is to love.
The battle of the sexes and you’re winning hands down.
Keep to the ‘I-statements’ and discuss your feelings, she lectured herself. I think, I feel. Don’t be accusatory. Don’t tell him that he is an insecure prick who should back off before you deck him. Instead, say, ‘I feel you are acting like an insecure prick who should back off before I deck you.
…there’s no such thing as a dirty fight.