You can’t separate desperate politicians from violence and trouble.
Kakimi chertyami oni viigrali holodnuyu voinu?”
This translates roughly to: “How the hell did these people win the Cold War?
Why did people manufacture trouble when there was already so much of it in the world?
Take good care of your final word. If your final say will hunt you in day’s ahead, then hold back the words, and let silence speak.
Adventure is something that happens to someone else. When it’s happening to you, it’s only trouble.
In the old days, trouble was kept in the family, which is still the best place for it, not that there’s ever a best place for trouble. Why stir everything up again after that many years, with all concerned tucked, like tired children, so neatly into their graves?
She apparently didn’t expect any trouble but she also never expected everything to go perfectly either. That was a good rule to live by Robie knew. Because perfection was rarely the case in the field.
Never let it be said that I could not talk my way out of any trouble that I could not punch.
That room-once you enter it, you never really leave. You can forget you’re there, you can go on as if you hold the reins, that the course of your life, yea even its length, will reflect the force of your character and the wisdom of your judgments. And then you hit an icy patch on a turn one sunny March day and the wheel in your hands becomes a joke and you no more than a spectator to your own dreamy slide toward the verge, and then you remember where you are.
There is no chance that I will allow such a thing. You may attempt to defy me, but I assure you, it is a waste of your energy.