"Reading is like looking through a window at twilight. At first you see the world outside but as the light gradually fades you just see yourself."
"Relationships thrive not on the guilty being punished, but on the innocent being merciful."
"The only advantage to not having children is that you are able to still walk around and think you are nice."
"Anyone can give up, it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."
"I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that creates the weather. I possess tremendous power to make a life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be... we help them become what they are capable of becoming."