+ 355 I keep six honest serving men
They taught me all I knew;
Their names are What and Why and When
and How and Where and Who.
+ 249 We're all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding. Rudyard Kipling, The Light That Failed
+ 116 An unhappy childhood was not an unsuitable preparation for my future, in that it demanded a constant wariness, the habit of observation, and the attendance on moods and tempers; the noting of discrepancies between speech and action; a certain reserve of demeanour; and automatic suspicion of sudden favours. Rudyard Kipling, Something of Myself