Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
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.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
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 people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
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.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.