We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
I am not young enough to know everything.
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.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
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.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.