My favourite from Asimov’s short stories.
it had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. they went out and happened to things.
Every time the TARDIS materializes in a new location, within the first nanosecond of landing it analyzes the its surroundings, calculates a 12-dimensional data map of everything within a thousand mile radius and determines which outer shell would blend in best with the environment. And then it disguises itself as a Police telephone box from 1963.
Amy having her TARDIS shock.
To express oneself honestly, not lying to oneself… to express myself honestly… that, my friend, is very hard to do.
"Here I am, as a human being. How can I express myself? Totally and completely."
Be unnaturally natural. Be naturally unnatural.
I don’t own a smartphone
It’s true. I gave my iPhone to my brother, using my old dumb phone instead. And I feel free.
Without making demands; without pushing for success - that’s when the most beneficial outcome will result.
Living a minimal life doesn’t have to mean not owning things. It can mean, and I choose it to mean, owning only the things that matter.