Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
Live your life and forget your age.
I'm never going to be disabled. I'm sick of being so healthy.
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties