Some time ago, I started to have that thought of “I need a break!”. That feeling grew, slowly at first, but kept on. I felt like a battery with a serious memory effect: I simply wouldn’t recharge to my full capacity anymore. And my capacity seemed to drop without end…
A little less poetic, but nonetheless an absolutely foolproof backup line, if someone tries to nail you down to an unpleasant decision. Also one of my favorites:
I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant.
This is a very nice article on those small moments in life that can change the way you look at yourself.