I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
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.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
Never, ever underestimate the power of 'Id Like that.
Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.