To be around someone whose self-confidence is more than what our first glance led us to expect is seductive.
What makes you think that I give a shit about your self-confidence?
Zaphod marched quickly down the passageway, nervous as hell, but trying to hide it by striding purposefully.
I can see us, living in the woods, her wearing that A, me with a S maybe, S for silent, S for stupid, for scared. S for silly. For shame.
And don't you let your guard down for a second because you think anything's inevitable.
Being comfortable with who you are is the ultimate threat.
If I am not for myself who is for me?
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
The sight of me is good for sore eyes
To underestimate oneself is as much an exaggeration of one's powers than the other.
.. I will get a First Class Honors degree and I will become a scientist.. And I know I can do this because I went to London on my own, and because I solved the mystery of Who Killed Wellington? And I found my mother and I was brave and I wrote a book and that means I can do anything.
To have self confidence is great, but to maintain self confidence is even greater
My self-confidence can be measured out in teaspoons mixed into my poetry, and it still always tastes funny in my mouth.
And it occurred to me that the reason she makes it work, probably, is because she's so comfortable with herself. And you know, that's not such a bad notion, in the whole life-lesson business. Being comfortable with yourself. Because if you're not okay with who you are, why should anyone else be?
Knowing hot to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.