“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ― Aristotle


“Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never compete with living writers. You don’t know whether they’re good or not. Compete with the dead ones you know are good. Then when you can pass them up you know you’re going good. You should have read all the good stuff so that you know what has been done, because if you have a … Continue reading

"There's never been a true war that wasn't fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right. The really dangerous people believe they are doing whatever they are doing solely and only because it is without question the right thing to do. And that is what makes them dangerous." — … Continue reading

“People lose a lot of time being afraid... People lose a lot of time in hating others, and there's no fun in it at all.” ― L. Frank Baum, The Sea Fairies

“Human passions have mysterious ways, in children as well as grown-ups. Those affected by them can’t explain them, and those who haven’t known them have no understanding of them at all.” ― Michael Ende, The Neverending Story

“When it comes to controlling human beings there is no better instrument than lies. Because, you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.” ― Michael Ende, The Neverending Story

Good old Bilbo

私はあなたの半分が私が好きであると同時に半分も知らない。私はあなたの半分以下、半分以下が好きです or 私はあなたが好きなだけ半分を知らない。私はあなたの半分以下、半分以下が好きです   I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring