Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
Life must be lived as play.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
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 a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.