Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
History is the devil's scripture.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
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.