Her underwear, her jeans, the comforter, my corduroys and my boxers between us, I thought. Five layers, and yet I felt it, the nervous warmth of touching â€“ a pale reflection of the fireworks of one mouth on another, but a reflection nonetheless. And in the almostness of the moment, I cared at leas
I told myself â€“ as Iâ€™ve told myself before â€“ that the body shuts down when the pain gets too bad, that consciousness is temporary, that this will pass. But just like always, I didnâ€™t slip away. I was left on the shore with the waves washing over me, unable to drown.
The sky is like a monochromatic contemporay painting, drawing me in its illusion of depth, pulling me up.
It hurts because it mattered.
Like everyone, I'm saddened and horrified by this. All I'll say is that I'm personally trying to pay more attention to the victims than to their murderer. I certainly will not be mentioning the murderer. I don't think he warrants our attention-particularly since he so clearly wanted it.
You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth...
Do not worry too much about your lawn. You will soon find if you haven't already that almost every adult American devotes tremendous time and money to the maintenance of an invasive plant species called turf grass that we can't eat. I encourage you to choose better obsessions.
And then we were kissing.....The space around us evaporated, and for a weird moment I rally like my body; this cancer-ruined thing I'd spent years dragging around suddenly seemed worth the struggle,..
I tore open the closet door and began feverishly sorting through the shirts piled on the floor in the vain hope that inside that pile there might be some wondrously perfect shirt down there, a nice and tough but I'm also a surprisingly good listener with a true and abiding passion for cheers and tho
As a reader, I don't feel a story has an obligation to make me happy. I want stories to show me a bigger world than the one I know.
Tzu Chang asked Confucius about jen. Confucius said, "If you can practice these five things with all the people, you can be called jen." Tzu Chang asked what they were. Confucius said, "Courtesy, generosity, honesty, persistence, and kindness. If you are courteous, you will not be disrespected; if y
The superior man sets his person at rest before he moves; he composes his mind before he speaks.
It is the obligation of the ruler to continually renew himself in order to renew the people by his example.
I have never seen one who really loves goodness or one who really hates wickedness. One who really loves goodness will not place anything above it. One who really hates wickedness will practice goodness in such a way that wickedness will have no chance to get at him. Is there anyone who has devoted
A gentleman considers what is right; the vulgar consider what will pay.
The small man thinks that small acts of goodness are of no benefit, and does not do them; and that small deeds of evil do no harm, and does not refrain from them. Hence, his wickedness becomes so great that it cannot be concealed, and his guilt so great that it cannot be pardoned.
The Master said, â€œA true gentleman is one who has set his heart upon the Way. A fellow who is ashamed merely of shabby clothing or modest meals is not even worth conversing with.â€ (Analects 4.9)
There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life -reciprocity.
I never really said all those things I said
If there were an honorable way to get rich, Iâ€™d do it, even if it meant being a stooge standing around with a whip. But there isnâ€™t an honorable way, so I just do what I like.
I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.
Never seek illicit wealth.
The superior man, even when he is not moving, has a feeling of reverence, and while he speaks not, he has the feeling of truthfulness.
To know it is not as good as to love it, and to love it is not as good as to take delight in it.
The superior man accords with the course of the Mean. Though he may be all unknown, unregarded by the world, he feels no regret - It is only the sage who is able for this.
He who acts with a constant view to his own advantage will be much murmured against.
A good man does not make a warrior, just as good steel does not go for nails.
If the search for riches were sure to be successful, though I should become a groom with a whip in my hand to get them, I will do so. As the search may not be successful, I will follow after that which I love.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
If you don't know the life yet, how could be possible for you to know the death?