"In the course of looking deeply within ourselves, we may challenge notions that give comfort before the terrors of the world."
"The intellectual is, quite simply, a human being who has a pencil in his or her hand when reading a book."
"The wish to be well is a part of becoming well.”
"It is better to practice a little than to talk a lot."
"Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
"Among all the diseases of the mind there is not one more epidemical or more pernicious than the love of flattery."
"Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it."
"No one wants advice, only corroboration."
"Love all, trust a few, Do wrong to none."
(from "All's Well That Ends Well")
"Peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from force of character."
"To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness."
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but the seeds you plant."
"The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true."
"Today everything exists to end in a photograph."
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self."
"The love that I longed for and, I think, all of us really long for, is knowing that we are loved — a knowingness about our being that unites us to all of humanity, to all of the universe; that despite ourselves, we are loved. And when you realize that, and you embrace that, you begin to look at everyone else, and you can see very clearly who in your vision knows they’re loved, and who does not. And that makes all the difference."
“Prosperity fosters bad tempers.”
"Do you think that I count the days? There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk."
"Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough."
"'Goodbye,' said the fox. 'And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.'"