I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Sunlight is painting.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
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.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
I've been looking for a girl like you - not you, but a girl like you.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.