Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
History has shown there are no invincible armies.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.