The Bakasana was the first arm balance I learned in yoga, and when I couldn’t get into the position the first time I tried it, I thought I’d never managed to do it. I couldn’t possibly understand how people could hold their whole body onto their arms without breaking them.

There are some people you like who you’ve always liked, and there are people who you used to like but don’t anymore. There are also people you like now that you used to dislike, and there are people you dislike who you’ve always disliked.

People say you have to sleep 8 hours a day. If you sleep 8 hours a day and live until you’re 60 then you’ll have slept 20 years, and I don’t want to spend 20 years sleeping.

Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, Minister of Infrastructure of Brazil