"The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them."
― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
"But sometimes when you're too careful it just turns into a different kind of carelessness"
― Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings
"have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?"
― Walt Whitman
"Maybe it's a whole lot less about focusing on the fact that we're all victims and a whole lot more about the changing the fact that we're all careless, as that is what victimized all of us in the first place."
― Craig D. Lounsbrough
"Many will notice the change in your attitude, and make judgements, call you names – arrogant, Ill tempered. But only a select few will see beyond and notice the hurt, pain, rejection that triggered the anger, and activated your defence in the form of changed attitude. And of these few who notice, barely exceptional ones, will care enough to act and see their contribution to your pain – apologise or take corrective actions, to help your heart heal. To find someone who understands your emotions so well and does not define you by your outbursts or your temper, but instead sees the factors that trigger those reactions in you, even when they are at the receiving end, is nothing less than a miracle." ― Drishti Bablani, Wordions