We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
Any place I hang my head is home.
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.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
Life must be lived as play.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.