Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
The future ain't what it used to be.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
Boards don't hit back.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.