Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
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.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
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.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.