I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
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.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
The future is the shape of things to come.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.