The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.