Don’t try to impress a loser because If one is not happy about the things happening in their life, one cannot be happy about the things happening in someone else’s life.
My first impression of [Patricia Highsmith] was a loneliness, a sadness in one so young (we were both in our early thirties) with absolutely no sense of joy or balance. Gauche to an extreme, really physically clumsy as well as boyish, it was almost impossible to put her at ease. It was as if she felt a deep distrust of everything.
A legacy is the impact and impression an individual makes and leaves behind in the lives of others; it no longer represents the individual, it represents the people who carry on his or her name with passion and integrity.
A push-up bra is to a woman’s chest … what ‘breathing-in’ is to a man’s stomach.
The outer world is a reflection of our inner selves.
Some people will insult your intelligence by suddenly being nice or nicer to you once you make it … or they think you have.
It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement – that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.
Those who incessantly underestimate people will one day experience an incident that would make them want to plead everyone they had offended in the world.
Impression, not oppression determines the real life of a real person.
The page is to the story as the seed is to the flower.