Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.”
The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from…Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing? The longing for home? For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back.
Humility is not thinking of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.
When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.
My dear wormwood, Be sure that the patient remain completely fixated on politics. Argument, political gossip and obsessing on the faults of people they have never met serves as an excellent distraction from advancing in perusal virtue, character and the things the patient can control. Make sure to keep the patient in a constant state of angst, frustration and general disdain towards the rest of the human race in order to avoid any kind of charity and inner peace from further developing. Ensure the patient continues to believe that the problem is “out there” in the “broken system” rather than recognizing there is a problem with themselves.
Don't say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.