~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ If there is magic on the planet... it is in the water. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
"The kiss originated when the first male reptile licked the first female reptile, implying in a subtle, complimentary way that she was as succulent as the small reptile he had for dinner the night before."
A Child of Five
"A child of five could understand this. Quickly, fetch me a child of five!"
"Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are." ~ ~ ~ "I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to." ~ ~ ~ "Get the facts first. You can distort them later." ~ ~ ~ "We communicate happiness to others not often by great acts of devotion and self-sacrifice, but by the absence of fault-finding and censure, by being ready to sympathize with their notions and feelings, instead of forcing them to sympathize with ours."
Thank you, Garrison
"We are great mysteries. No matter what we imagine we may know, even for all the facts we might gather, we don't know each other. Never do, probably never will. Our reputations depend on the opinions of the ill informed. We all have better moments than anybody ever knows, and so do all the others. We are, each one of us, books that are read by critics who only glanced at the chapter headings and the jacket flap. Each one of us is a secret, and on that basis we ought to treat each other with the deepest respect."