Even the handsomest men do not have the same momentary effect on the world as a truly beautiful woman does.
Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands. That's probably why they get along so well.
Women are always complaining about men's fascination with breasts. But what if men were absolutely indifferent to breasts? What would women do then with these things that serve one function once or twice in a lifetime, and the rest of the time are just in the way?
It's always fun to walk down the street with or behind a really beautiful woman, for no reason other than to see how the world reacts to them.
For an adult, eating alone at McDonald's is admitting a kind of defeat.
May this house stand until an ant drinks the ocean and a tortoise circles the world.
Everyone coming out of a perfume store is smelling the back of their hand.
Very often I'll find out at the end of a book what I put in at the beginning. A sort of process of elimination and discovery in one.
Most men, no matter how well or badly dressed, carry overstuffed, beat up wallets that should have been replaced years ago. Why is that? Every time I see a guy take out a wallet anywhere, it looks like a piece of old melted chocolate cake-with strings.
It took me less than half a lifetime to realize that regret is one of the few guaranteed certainties. Sooner or later everything is touched by it, despite our naive and senseless hope that just this time we will be spared its cold hand on our heart.
One of the saddest realities is that we never know when our lives are at their peak. Only after it is over and we have some kind of perspective do we realize how good we had it a day, a month, five years ago.
Salzburg... is a mountain town with a rushing river running right through the center, everything in the rain various shades of green and brown.
People who truly love us can be divided into two categories: those who understand us, and those who forgive us our worst sins. Rarely do you find someone capable of both.
Krakow is one of my favorite places on earth. It is a medieval city full of young people. A wonderful, striking combination.
I have never heard anyone say This is it. I know right now is the high point of my life. It will never get any better. Only in retrospect do we recognize the best times and of course then it is too late.
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