The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
What goes up must come down.
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.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
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.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.