Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
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 difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
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.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.