"I knew another 'she' who was odd, ahead of her time. People mocked her, until the day they all found themselves imitating her."
"Did I step on your foot or was that your breasts?"
“The worst thing you can do in life is say no to love.”
"The landscape of vocabulary is being hacked down and groped up by the drivel of pop culture."
“The worth of a life is not determined by a single failure or a solitary success.”
“However much we stumble, it is a teacher's burden always to hope that, with learning, a boy’s character might be changed. And so the destiny of a man.”
“As I've gotten older, I realize I'm certain of only two things. Days that begin with rowing on a lake are better than days that do not. Second, a man's character is his fate.”
“Great ambition and conquest without contribution is without significance. What will your contribution be?”
“Hindsight. It's like foresight without a future.”
“If you've ever seen the look on somebody's face the day they finally get a job, I've had some experience with this, they look like they could fly. And its not about the paycheck, it's about respect, it's about looking in the mirror and knowing that you've done something valuable with your day. And if one person could start to feel this way, and then another person, and then another person, soon all these other problems may not seem so impossible. You don't really know how much you can do until you, stand up and decide to try.”