A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
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.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.