"Build a friendship before marrying someone. Marry your best friend."
"Think too much and you’ll create a problem that wasn’t there in the first place."
"Do you know what a mandala is? The Tibetan monks make them out of dark sand laid out into big beautiful designs. And when they’re done, after days or weeks of work, they wipe it all away. Try to look at your experience here as a mandala… Work hard to make something as meaningful and beautiful as you can. And when you’re done, pack it in and know it was all temporary."