2. "Researchers were surprised to find, write Roy Baumeister and John Tierney in their fascinating book Willpower, that people with strong self-control spent less time resisting desires than other people did.… people with good self-control mainly use it not for rescue in emergencies but rather to develop effective habits and routines in school and at work. In other words, habits eliminate the need for self-control."
- Gretchen Rubin, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives
4. "ROY (Fierce): I hurt. BELIZE: I’ll get you a painkiller. ROY: Will it knock me out? BELIZE: I sure hope so. ROY: Then shove it. Pain’s . . . nothing, pain’s life. BELIZE: Sing it, baby."
- Tony Kushner, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition
8. "John Bowlby (1973) reported on a landmark study of the adoption of securely attached toddlers that demonstrated that transitional objects had a major impact on reducing placement trauma. In this study, many of the toddlers’ belongings, including beds, blankets, and toys, accompanied them to their new homes."
- Mary Hopkins-Best, Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft
9. "And let’s not forget that George Washington loved the Indians, according to Glenn Beck,126 never mind that he waged an annihilationist war against them. Indeed, Washington wrote to Major General John Sullivan, imploring him to lay waste to all Iroquois settlements, so that their lands may not be merely overrun but destroyed.127"
- Tim Wise, Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority