I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
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.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
History is the devil's scripture.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
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.
All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.