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A Hallmark card with paragraphs about my beauty written by a stranger is vaguely depressing.
The difference between a stranger sending you a message that you might be interested in at a very low volume level, no repetition, just sending it to very few people, and that being done as spam - those things get close enough that you want to be careful never to filter out something that's legitimate.
What is a disloyal act? A person is disloyal if he treats you as a stranger when, in fact, he belongs to you as a friend or partner. Each of us is bound to some special others by the invisible fibers of loyalty.
Lewis B. Smedes
There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.
As a child, I heard many warnings from teachers about the perils of talking with strangers. Yet now, fairly late in my life, I can think of not many things better than to talk with strangers. The idea of being a stranger is also very appealing.
Smile at a stranger. See what happens.
It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else's meal, like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones
Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.
We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.
There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger.
The man in the street is always a stranger.
Since the 1970s, I have asked students if they would first try to save their drowning dog or a drowning stranger. And for 40 years I have received the same results: One third vote for their dog, one third for the stranger, and one third don't know what they would do.
You don't need a rope to pinch a stranger's butt.
You don't have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth.
On Christmas morning, before we could open our Christmas presents, we would go to this stranger's home and bring them presents. I remember helping clean the house up and putting up a tree. My father believed that you have a responsibility to look after everyone else.
It was expected of me that I was to bow to the name of Andrew Jackson... even at the expense of my conscience and judgement. such a thing was new to me, and a total stranger to my principles.
Never fight fair with a stranger, boy. You'll never get out of the jungle that way.
I grew up listening to Queen. They were no stranger to throwing in the unexpected and something a little more dramatic.
Everybody is just a stranger, but that's the danger in going my own way.
Physics is often stranger than science fiction, and I think science fiction takes its cues from physics: higher dimensions, wormholes, the warping of space and time, stuff like that.
The moment one accosts a stranger or is accosted by him is above all in this life the moment of drama... Whoever we meet watches us intently at the quick, strange moment of meeting, to see whether we are disposed to be friendly.
The thing that influenced me most in relation to 'Nanny McPhee' were the Westerns I watched with my father. All the Spaghetti Westerns; all the Virginians; all the High Chaparrals. Because if you think about the form, it's a stranger from out of town.
Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.
Anytime you see a bit where some stranger does something to me, it's me.
Louis C. K.
C. S. Lewis
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