> If you're going to criticize me, say something nice first, even if you don't mean it. It will help, even if I know you don't mean it. (Note: Others may require actual sincerity.)
> When I'm feeling down, I play Van Morrison's "And the Healing Has Begun" over and over and over. With each repetition, I start to feel stronger.
> If you like to dance, dance -- and don't let anything stop you. Not shyness. Not anything.
> The punishment for lying is always wondering if others are lying to you.
> Buy Reese's peanut butter eggs at Easter time. They're way better than the peanut butter cups. They're fresh.
> Hatred is a waste of time. You only make yourself miserable.
> If you're taking a cruise on, say, the Danube, choose the downstream tour. Less engine noise.
> Think about it: If you were God -- omniscient and all-powerful -- could you ever be jealous of anyone or anything?
> Would you demand that people worship you?
> If you did, what would that say about your emotional maturity?
> Note to President Bush: If positive thinking were enough, our troops would all be home by now. Try something new.
> The movie What the Bleep!? Down the Rabbit Hole will boggle your brain.
> Even when I was attending church and studying the Bible like crazy, I could never understand prayer. You can't say anything to God he doesn't already know.
> Now I think the trick is to make your whole life a prayer, even if you feel compelled to use profanity now and then.
> I really like this quote from Depak Chopra: "At any given moment the universe is working toward the best possible outcome."
Hat humbly doffed to Esquire for its inspiring January issue.