The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
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.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
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.