Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland illustrated by Tove Jansson
Punishing someone isn't the only way to get them to behave.
‘Tonight is the night for a song,’ thought Snufkin. ‘I’ll think up a new song that is one part anticipation, two parts pining for spring, and the rest a joyous declaration of how wonderful it is to be alone and at peace with yourself.’
There's no need to imagine that you're a wonderous beauty, because that's what you are.
And don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens - the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. -John Steinbeck on falling in love
I have this theory actually, that after an absence you discover in that first glimpse what you really think and feel about another person. You know things you couldn't know before. Annie Rice from Exit to Eden
Its better to feel in the beginning and then you see a person for who they are. Using that sixth sense is priceless.
"Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on."