The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.