“Often times the people who disagree most strongly with something I’ve learned in life are the ones who exemplify it the most. Those who have ears, will hear.” ~ L.G. Corey
o It’s not always wise to be smart.
o Be careful how much intelligence you show, if you don’t want to offend others or call injury and hurt upon yourself.
o There are those who are rankled by your success, and then accuse you of envy for pointing out theirs to them.
o A friend is someone who celebrates your successes, not who questions them.
o Do not — I repeat, do NOT — embark on Jung’s path of individuation unless you’re prepared to spend the better part of your life alone and rejected — that is, if you do it right.
o The man who demonstrates any level of autonomy must be prepared to spend the rest of his life alone.
o I must confess that, with some rare and beautiful exceptions, my life confirms Sartre’s famous dictum, “Hell is other people.” That’s why I’ve chosen to spend what’s left of it as a recluse with my dogs and cats in our little house 7 thou. ft. above sea level and civilization.
o There are people who are offended, insulted and angered by the intelligence, creativity and strength of others. Don’t be one of them.
o If you suddenly realize that you’re not getting anything out of a friendship (even one of many years) except a load of shit, then end it, difficult as that may be.
o There is still so much to explain, but so little time remaining to explain it.
o Better to die alone than to have lived among fools.
o I don’t think I’m better than you. I just don’t agree that you’re better than me.
o I don’t know if it amuses or infuriates me that some people will “fight for your right to your opinion,” as long as it’s the same as theirs.
o In some circles it’s considered bad manners to actually know what you’re talking about.
o Contrary to what some people want to accuse me of, I don‘t “know everything.” But I DO know something — and what I do know, I know very, very well.
o Often times the people who disagree most strongly with something I’ve learned in life are the ones who exemplify it the most. Those who have ears, will hear.
o I consider it important to know what you’re talking about if and when you challenge someone else’s thinking. Apparently, not many others do.
o There are some people who are just too stupid to realize when they’re being insulted.
o You can’t learn something new if you’re convinced you already know it.