You're in a much better position to talk with people when they approach you than when you approach them.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
-- Truman Capote
The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling.
-- Paula Poundstone
Hope is an orientation of the spirit, an orientation of the heart. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.