To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
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.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
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.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.