Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
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.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
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.
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.