Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
History is the devil's scripture.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.