For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
I am not young enough to know everything.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
Live simply so others may simply live.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
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.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Nature is not human-hearted.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.