"The Viennese wash everything. Where else in the world does the government hire public servants to wash public telephone booths and the glass over traffic lights? Every time I see someone doing these things, I smile like a child."
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."Jonathan Carroll on Leo Buscaglia
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."Jonathan Carroll on Dr. Seuss
"Look back, and smile on perils past."Jonathan Carroll on Walter Scott
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."Jonathan Carroll on William Arthur Ward
"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."Jonathan Carroll on Phyllis Diller
"For an adult, eating alone at McDonald's is admitting a kind of defeat."
"It took me less than half a lifetime to realize that regret is one of the few guaranteed certainties. Sooner or later everything is touched by it, despite our naive and senseless hope that just this time we will be spared its cold hand on our heart."
"In Poland, my audience is all women between 18 and 30. At U.S. conventions, you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd. At Harvard you have an entirely different audience. It's so schizophrenic."
"Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands. That's probably why they get along so well."