Thursday, November 18, 2004


"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave; it is merely a loose application of the word. Consider the flea!—incomparably the bravest of all the creatures of God, if ignorance of fear were courage."
~Mark Twain, "Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar"

"We admire a woman for the courage to show herself to the world as she is, and in the end it’s the courage we find attractive."
~New Yorker (April 30, 1990).