Saturday, 1 December 2012

Inspirational Quotes 25

Ask a British person for a date, and they are more likely to hand you a dried fruit. British people do not date. They pull. This rather more violent verb conveys the more chaotic approach to romance than you might have known in your home country. The British method of coupling is as follows: go to a party, get extremely drunk, drunkenly kiss someone you have been making eyes at for some time but obviously never spoke to because you were sober then, go home with them, move in with them the next day, marry them. Hadley Freeman in The Guardian February 17, 2010

It’s about a girl who doesn’t have to develop a personality because she’s cute. Robbie Williams Sept 2012

[Cigarette ads] show people in relationships, having a great time, they suggest that if you smoke our cigarettes you’ll be successful. BBC World Service, September 2012

Confidence is like character and personality, it’s code for having remade yourself to society’s requirements. (Lorraine on ITV)

Try and give the compliment in a timely manner - don't wait until she is getting in a taxi to compliment her dress, for example, do so when you first meet her. A spontaneous response always feels more genuine. Debrett’s online (That's right - plan your spontaneity.)

He's a geezer, he keeps in with people, he makes friends. Terry Pratchett on the Artful Dodger (hero of his new novel)

It can help to give them some conversational gambits for the first few days in the playground, even if it’s just what primary school they went to. The Times on starting secondary school, Sept 2012

“I realised the bohemian life was not for me. I would look around at my friends, living like starving artists, and wonder, 'Where’s the art?’ They weren’t doing anything. And there was so much interesting stuff to do, so much fun to be had… maybe I could even quit renting.”
P.J. O'Rourke

And [happiness guru] Seligman's ideas on focusing your energies on what comes naturally, rather than fighting to be good at things that don't, sticks too. Independent June 10

A 1990 study by psychologist Bill Flanagan showed that liars who had worked out the details of their stories beforehand had significantly more success than those who hadn't. Psychology Today

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