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.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
Nature is not human-hearted.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
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.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
History is the devil's scripture.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.