Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
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.
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 you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
The way to know life is to love many things.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.