If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
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.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
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.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.