I did toy with the idea of doing a cook-book. The recipes were to be the routine ones: how to make dry toast, instant coffee, hearts of lettuce and brownies. But as an added attraction, at no extra charge, my idea was to put a fried egg on the cover. I think a lot of people who hate literature but love fried eggs would buy it if the price was right.
I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success....Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.
i don't like having friends, i would rather have brothers. because friends, once you get into a fight with them, you wouldn't mind if you guys ever spoke again or not. But brothers, its different, if something happens, nobody's gonna be standing next to you in every good or bad situation, its kinda the same thing for a girlfriend, i'll get upset if we fight ... because she won't be here to make me laugh and smile, but the love between a girl and a guy isn't the same as the love between two brothers - Zen
I had found a kind of serenity, a new maturity... I didn't feel better or stronger than anyone else but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not--more important now was for me to love them. Feeling that way turns your whole life around living becomes the act of giving.