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.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
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.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
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.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.