[social grooming] we are held together by unspoken contacts
My colleagues and I have found that, since humans have much bigger social groups than nonhuman primates, our species must be using more sophisticated bonding mechanisms than simple physical grooming—for instance, laughter, singing and dancing. We have also concluded that the function of social grooming is to activate the brain’s endorphin receptors. These activities give us a mental and physical “social high.”
We do not love people so much for the good they have done us, as for the good we do them.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
[Oprah Winfrey said in one of the interview she was giving :]
"There’s a wonderful phrase by Maya Angelou, from a poem that she wrote called “To our grandmothers”, that she says:
“I come as one, but I stand as ten thousand.”
So when I walk into a room, particularly before I have something really challenging to do, or I’m going to be in a circumstance where I feel I’m going to be you know, up against some difficulties. I will literally sit, and I will call on the 10,000."
Note : the actual phrase in the poem is : "I go forth along, and stand as ten thousand."