... letters freeze time for us, eternalizing shared experiences so we can go back and draw strength from them. Letters are like deposits in a secret bank that can be withdrawn when they are needed. And as we look back in love, we appreciate anew the thought and time that was taken to express those feelings.
Power, like fear, had a taste. But power tasted better.
Power never takes two weeks off. Power takes long weekends.
Nothing is more stylish than power.
For all of us, whether we walk old paths or blaze new trails, friends remain important.
Power always works from the corner office.
The only people in the world who can change things are those who can sell ideas.
Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.
Don't get so involved in the duties of your life and your children that you forget the pleasure. Remember why you had children.
It was only long after the ceremony that we learned why we got married in the first place.
Grandmothers are to life what the Ph.D. is to education. There is nothing you can feel, taste, expect, predict, or want that the grandmothers in your family do not know about in detail.
So, if you have a grandma, thank the good Lord above, and give your grandmamma hugs and kisses, for grandmothers are to love.
Didn't we, like our grandchildren, begin with a childhood we thought would never end? Now, all of a sudden, I'm older than my parents were when I thought they were old.
there is no noise louder than a silent phone.
A letter is never ill-timed; it never interrupts. Instead it waits for us to find the opportune minute, the quiet moment to savor the message. There is an element of timelessness about letter writing ...
Age becomes reality when you hear someone refer to that attractive young woman standing next to the woman in the green dress, and you find that you're the one in the green dress.
The single and most dangerous word to be spoken in business is no. The second most dangerous word is yes. It is possible to avoid saying either.
I thought about all of us women and how we spend half our lives rebelling against our mothers and the next half rebelling against our daughters.
If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first.
Did I choose you? Did you choose me? And what difference does it make? All that really matters, friend, is that we chose together.
Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.
All friends are not for life, but if you have a true friend, you have a life.
We are the generation that came of age in an ageless society.
A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do.
A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.
Don't worry whether or not I am now happy. Today is only chapter one, we have yet to write a book.
Letters remind us that when we write we can bring back the best of times, even make time stand still, if only for a few minutes.
Carelessness with details sinks more careers than anyone will admit.
Love is a great glue, but there is no cement like mutual hate.
A child who has a grandparent has a softened view of life, the feeling that there is more to life than what we see, more than getting and gaining, winning and losing.
I have a theory that since everyone is always dieting, no one at a convention dinner ever eats the potatoes. Therefore, they go back to the kitchen uneaten. And the next night they reappear at another convention. Therefore, one should never eat the potatoes. Who knows? They may be six or seven years old.
Fear is born in uncertainty and nourished by pessimism.
Repeat nothing - absolutely nothing - that is told you in confidence. There is no such thing as telling just one person.
If you can't add to the discussion, don't subtract by talking.
Always hire people who are better than you. Hiring dummies is shortsighted. You can't move up the ladder until everyone is comfortable with your replacement.
Briefcases, like CEOs, should never look new and unused.
Don't ever take advice from anyone who starts a sentence with, 'You may not like me for this, but it's for your own good - ' It never is.
Men are taught to apologise for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.
For most of us, dreams come true only after they do not matter, Only in childhood do we ever have the chance of making dreams come true when they mean everything.
Your mother calls and says she hasn't seen you for a long time. The first year: You invite her for a week. You give her your room, and you both sleep on the lumpy studio couch. The fifth year: Your mother sleeps on the lumpy studio couch. The tenth year: You send the children to mother.