"Why can't they realize my strength? How much it's taken to make so little of myself." "There's always been a lot of expectations, but I think my own are the highest and the ones that really matter the most." - Sasha Cohen "The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - that you'd thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you've never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it's as if a hand has come out, and taken yours." -Hector, The History Boys "If you don't try your best and believe in yourself, you'll never know how strong you are." -Sasha Cohen "But to put something in context is a step towards saying it can be understood and that it can be explained. And if it can be explained that it can be explained away." -Posner, The History Boys "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten." -Sasha Cohen "Pass the parcel. That's sometimes all you can do. Take it, feel it and pass it on. Not for me, not for you, but for someone, somewhere, one day. Pass it on, boys. That's the game I want you to learn. Pass it on." -Hector, The History Boys "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." -Aristotle "There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy" -Hamlet "But life is long. And it is the long run that balances the short flare of interest and passion." -Sylvia Plath "Good technique is simple, remember what works and forget everything else." - W.F. Christensen "I wish I could just be fat and happy" - Morgan Ostroski “quod me nutruit, me destruit"