My art and profession is to live.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
Time is the best killer.
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.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
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.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
Sometimes - history needs a push.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.