Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
It takes a long time to grow young.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Never, ever underestimate the power of 'Id Like that.
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
The way to know life is to love many things.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
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.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.