I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
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.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
Moonlight is sculpture.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.