Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Do not seek the because – in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
People living deeply have no fear of death.
The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
Dreams are necessary to life.
Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Good things happen to those who hustle.
I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.
I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy.
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.
It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.