Moonlight is sculpture.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
What is to give light must endure burning.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.