Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
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.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?