We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
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.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
In the end, everything is a gag.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.