On three separate occasions between 1922 and 1933, The Coca-Cola Company was offered the opportunity to purchase the Pepsi-Cola company. Coca-Cola declined each time.
It’s not to much fun to know yourself too well or think you do - everyone needs a little conceit to carry them through & past the falls.
Marilyn Monroe (via pbsamericanmasters)
I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor—such is my idea of happiness. And then, on top of all that, you for a mate, and children perhaps—what can more the heart of man desire?
Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness (via bookmania)
The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters (via bookmania)