No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
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.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
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.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
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.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.