As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
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.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.