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.
I am not young enough to know everything.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
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.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.