Psychology helps to measure the probability that an aim is attainable.
Eating is never so simple as hunger.
Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them.
You never get over it. But you get to where it doesn’t bother you so much.
—Jeffrey Eugenides in The Virgin Suicides
A broken leg can be remembered and located: "It hurt right below my knee, it throbbed, I felt sick at my stomach." But mental pain is remembered the way dreams are remembered — in fragments, unbidden realizations, like looking into a well and seeing the dim reflection of your face in that instant before the water shatters.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.