“If you want to be a true friend, be honest, and unmerciful.
That’s a difficult thing to do. Being honest with people—it ticks some people off. People like to believe what they want to believe. When you question them, when you tell them you don’t agree with them, when you challenge them—you don’t have to be a jerk about it, you can say these things in an ordinary, respectful conversation, and they’ll lose their minds on you.
Because when you find people in this world who are also unmercifully honest, it’s like diving into a pool after going for a jog on a sweltering summer day.’
– Philip Seymour Hoffman