If the advice we were given made as big an impression on us as the things we learned the hard way, there would be a lot less grief in the world and a lot more people would be wiser than sadder.

I wish the word “humane” was applicable to humans a whole lot more often than it is.

I think I feel the same way about people who buy a specific breed of dog or cat, the same way I feel about people who buy designer clothing.