Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
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.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Nature is not human-hearted.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.