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" Cellphones have, if nothing else, turned TV crime writers into lazy sloths. "
" Once you see someone lose it, you can never look at them the same way again. "
" Christmas makes everything twice as sad. "
" Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you. "
" I miss my pre-Internet brain, but that doesn't help anything. We can only go forward. "
" The thing about living in the 21st century is you can get to fortysomething and not have anyone major in your life die. "
" When I look at my daily schedule, I feel like a trout flopping about on a dock, drowning in the air. Some people are ruthless with their schedules. Not me. I wing it. "
" Bespoke tailoring: yes! I found this one pair of pants - they're Canali - and brought them into a tailor and said, 'Clone these, dammit.' They just do all the right things. I've got eight pairs in different colors and I never have to think about pants again. The only look otherwise that suits me is, like, the Professor from 'Gilligan's Island.' "
" Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time. "
" The neighborhood I grew up in had this fence that surrounds the watershed. And if you go on the other side of that fence, there's nothing until the North Pole and down to Siberia. It's the absolute cutoff point between man and nature. "
" Fashionable people can opt out of the fashion stream, but a stylish person never becomes unstylish unless they hit their head on a rock and suffer brain damage. "
" I think most people either forget or don't know that Microsoft only hires people with I.Q.'s well over 130. "
" Most people have no idea how to politely answer a phone. The English do, and it's been their only major business advantage for the past two centuries. "
" Storytelling is ultimately a creative act of pattern recognition. Through characters, plot and setting, a writer creates places where previously invisible truths become visible. Or the storyteller posits a series of dots that the reader can connect. "
" Try not thinking of peeling an orange. Try not imagining the juice running down your fingers, the soft inner part of the peel. The smell. Try and you can't. The brain doesn't process negatives. "
" Once you establish a look, and once everybody recognizes that look as your look, you never have to think about fashion again. "
" We really ought to give ourselves a collective pat on the back for doing as well as we have in a universe of constant media change and mutation. "
" My father has never once asked me a question, any question. There's a freedom that came from that. It allowed me to create my own way of thinking. "
" The thing about the future is that it never feels the way we thought it would. "
" By your thirties, you should be doing whatever it is you're supposed to be doing with your life and just get on with it - which is what I suppose happened with me as much as to anyone else. "
" In the future, torture will once again become the recreational sport of the rich. "
" There's nothing cure or funny or lovable about being cheap. It's a total turn-off. "
" When you crop the photo, you tell a lie. "
" If our subconscious was attractive, we wouldn't have to bury it down deep within us. "
" Fondue sets, martini shakers and juicing machines: three things the world could live completely without. "
" Everyone wants to share what he or she has learned with someone who really cares. "
" Every single moment is a coincidence. "
" One of the cruelest things you can do to another person is pretend you care about them more than you really do. "
" In Canada, we're happy to provide a safe haven for next-door neighbors in the middle of a marital dispute. And if anyone trips while crossing the border, we're happy to set their broken bones for free. "
" Lottery tickets are a surtax on desperation. "
" If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it. "