"The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Marya Mannes on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Marya Mannes on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Marya Mannes on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Marya Mannes on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Marya Mannes on William Shakespeare
"For every five well-adjusted and smoothly functioning Americans, there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves. It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves."
"In aid, the proper attitude is one omitting gratitude."
"It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better."
"The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality."
"All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction."