Life begins on the other side of despair.
How little we know of what there is to know… I wonder if you keep on learning or if there is only a certain amount each man can understand. I thought I knew so many things that I know nothing of. I wish there was more time.
Every exploration is an appropriation.
A far sea moves in my ear.
Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.
Why is it better to last than to burn?
The river that everything drags is known as violent, but nobody calls violent the margins that arrest him.
The world is not made up of atoms; it’s made up of stories.
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.
I lift my eyes and all is born again.
And in the end, we were all just humans… drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.
F. Scott Fitzgerald+
Don’t listen to anyone. Trust what gives you pleasure. Trust the emotions. If you love something but can’t explain why, that’s enough.
All glory comes from daring to begin.
It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere.
In order to understand the world one has to turn away from it on occasion.
Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.
Creativity is intelligence having fun.
The absurd is the first essential concept and the first truth.
And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.
Integrity has no need for rules.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.
It is normal to give away a little if one’s life in order not to lose it all.
No one can build the bridge on which you in particular will have to cross the river of life — no one but you yourself. Of course there are countless paths and bridges and demi-gods ready to carry you over the river; but only at the price of your own self… In all the world there is one specific way that no one but you can take. Whither does it lead? Do not ask, walk it. As soon as one says ‘I want to remain myself’, he discovers that it is a frightful resolve…, now he must descent to the paths of existence.
There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.
Any idiot can face a crisis — it’s day to day living that wears you out.
By being too sensitive I have wasted my life.
Come! Come! Come! Let us now wander! It is the hour. Let us wander into the night!
The purest are to be masters of the world, the least known, the strongest, the midnight-souls, who are brighter and deeper than any day.
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.
True life is elsewhere.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
I have no need for good souls: an accomplice is what I wanted.
I think I can only grow as an artist if I do things that are scaring me and making me uncomfortable because that’s the only place you’ll learn anything.
If you are rooted in reality there will be no fear.
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev+
There is more to life than being a passenger.
Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape one way or another. No more walls.
I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life.
Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
No finite point has meaning without an infinite point.
Ten thousand things
all in this breath
grasping hold of emptiness
there’s really nothing to say.
Amongst White Clouds+
You either like me or you don’t. It took me twenty-something years to learn how to love myself. I don’t have that kind of time to convince somebody else.
Life is a farce which everyone has to perform.
Morality is the weakness of the brain.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
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.
Your mind is working at its best when you’re being paranoid.
You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation at high speed with total clarity.
Better to relax and make a few mistakes then to try too hard to be perfect… Children are driven from within themselves to grow, explore, experience, learn, and build relationships with other people. A lot of good parenting lies in simply allowing your child to go with these powerful drives.
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all.
There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours.
I is another.
Language is never innocent.
True alchemy lies in the formula: ‘Your memory and your senses are but nourishment of your creative impulse’.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce+
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe+
The society based on production is only productive, not creative.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
In Heaven’s name, why is it so important to think the same things all together?
I’m intact and I don’t give a damn.
Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise.
I wasn’t brave, I just didn’t have time to be scared.
For apart from inquiry, apart from the praxis, individuals cannot be truly human. Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.
The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering. Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life.
Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.
Leonardo Da Vinci+
If you get tired learn to rest, not to quit.
Only from the heart you can touch the sky.
Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.
I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.
Rainer Maria Rilke+
If the structure does not permit dialogue the structure must be changed.