Andre rather be laughed at for who he is than to be adored for who he is not. It is too painful to keep up pretensions just to win the love of others.
Purkey has forgotten the world and himself. He is singing like nobody’s listening. He is dancing like nobody’s watching. He is happy like nobody’s business.
When she was young, Phyllis was so worried about the future that she did not enjoy the present. Now that she is old, Phyllis is too busy regretting the past to enjoy the present.
Gloria very quickly discovered that it’s so much easier to see the dirt in other people’s eye. In fact, there’s just no way she could see her own without a mirror!
Robbie very soon appreciates the ironic power of intrusive thoughts – the harder you resist thinking about them, the more you can’t help thinking about them.
It is like checking yourself, “Am I asleep yet? Am I asleep yet?” only to become more anxious and less sleepy.
So, Robbie wishes very hard that nothing nice happens to him now.