"Learn to know and value the praise which is worth having, and to excite the admiration of excellent people by being modest as well as pretty, Meg."
~Louisa May Alcott: Marmee from Little Women
"More isn't always better...sometimes it's just more."
"No one can make you feel INFERIOR without your consent."
"Those who risk...win"
~Motto of the British Special Forces
"Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway, and today, I saw one! It got on at 42nd and off at 59th, where, I assume, it was going to Bloomingdales to buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake, as almost all hats are. "
~You've Got Mail
"From women's eyes this doctrine I derive: They sparkle still the right Promethean fire; They are the books, the arts, the academes, That show, contain, and nourish all the world. "
~Shakespeare's Loves Labours Lost
"When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does."