To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
There's place and means for every man alive.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
Where there is love there is life.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
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.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
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.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
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.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.