And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of 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.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
We all owe death a life.
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.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.