If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
History has shown there are no invincible armies.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.