To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say.
– Will Durant
I was living in Paris for, like, a year and a half, and I couldn’t speak French, so it was just hard to get a baguette or a pastry or whatever. All the stores close at 6 o’clock, and they’re not very into hospitality, so it’s not a convenient city. It’s so pretty, though, but I was raised in Tokyo, so it was hard to understand.
– Tao Okamoto