"The position that I take partly as a result of living in Asia is where you stop living according to your expectations and you become available to experience things as they are."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Martha Beck on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Martha Beck on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Martha Beck on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Martha Beck on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Martha Beck on Mark Twain
"We virtually never feel our age, but thinking that we should can lead to disaster."
"Absolutely lonely people have few personal interactions of any kind."
"No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self-esteem. No one can spare us from life's slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone."
"Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation."
"Anger elicits anger, fear elicits fear, no matter how well meaning we may be."