Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
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.
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.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
Certain signs precede certain events.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.