We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Life's a journey, not a destination.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
Any place I hang my head is home.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.