Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.