I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.
In all life, there are the people that are right for you, and there are the people that are wrong for you, and then there are the people that you just choose. —Edward Kitsis
Laughter is the closest distance between two people. —Victor Borge
I used to think of all the billions of people in the world, and of all those people, how was I going to meet the right ones? The right ones to be my friends, the right one to be my husband. Now I just believe you meet the people you’re supposed to meet. —Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, The Quest, 1995
The only thing constant is change…
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Most people have seen worse things in private than they pretend to be shocked at in public.
—Edgar Watson Howe
I lived what most people call the good life. I was happy, but deep inside I always felt that, with the short amount of time we are given to live and love in this world, we spend too much time loving things instead of people.
San Francisco is one of the few cities that has all the energy, all the wealth, all the courage and all the ability that is needed to undertake and carry this project to success.
—Joseph Strauss, Chief Engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge, on May 16, 1924
Note: The Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicular traffic on May 28, 1937
New York now leads the world’s great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn’t make a sudden move.
The U.S. Constitution is less than a quarter the length of the owner’s manual for a 1998 Toyota Camry, and yet it has managed to keep 300 million of the world’s most unruly, passionate and energetic people safe, prosperous and free. —P. J. O’Rourke