All of us, from the cradle to the grave, are happiest when life is organised as a series of excursions, long or short, from the secure base provided by our attachment figures. (The origins of attachment figures, Bowbly 1988)

 And one day you'll die, those who remember you will too. And then the universe will collapse by itself leaving absolutely nothing behind. So it doesn't matter, the result will always be nothing.

People rarely revise their first impression, they just become more confident that they are right. (Social Animal, David Brooks)

Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice (William James)