Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.
Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.
Anger clouds the mind. Turned inward, it is an unconquerable enemy.
Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
Not being heard is no reason for silence.
Those who do not weep, do not see.
A writer is a world trapped in a person.
Every blade has two edges; he who wounds with one wounds himself with the other.
Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering...
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
Boredom: the desire for desires.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated is to die every day.
To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!
Every poem should remind the reader that they are going to die.
Everybody's going to die, and nobody's going to remember you, so fuck it.
Don't be afraid of death, Winnie. Be afraid of the un-lived life.
This is our big mistake: to think we look forward to death. Most of death is already gone. Whatever time has passed is owned by death.
The risks you keep taking, the challenges you keep overcoming, are like symbolic deaths that sharpen your appreciation for life.
This could be your last throw of the dice: make it count.
To avoid pain, they avoid pleasure. To avoid death, they avoid life.
It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.
Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.
The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death.
To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
Death ends a life, not a relationship.
I don't want to die without any scars.
I like men who have a future and women who have a past.
On the path of love, friend and stranger are one and the same.
I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.
Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth.
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
Your very silence shows you agree.
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
Some people are more certain of everything than I am of nothing.
It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
I have great faith in fools - self-confidence my friends will call it.
If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.
The last 29 days of the month are the toughest!
It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station...
Did you ever stop to think, and then forget to start again?
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
They're funny things, accidents. You never have them till you're having them.
We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all.
Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.
When reason fails, the devil helps!
Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.
All the problems of older times were scarcity... now they're all abundance based.
Battle not with monsters, lest you become one and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
As with stomachs, we should pity minds that do not eat.
Civilization is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces.
I am not deep, but I am very wide.
What if everything in the world were a misunderstanding, what if laughter were really tears?
I stick my finger into existence and it smells of nothing.
Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.
Understand that half the game is keeping quiet, and carefully watching those around you.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
I am not young enough to know everything.
Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.
Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.
Every strength is also a weakness. The opposite is true as well.
It's not how well you play the game, it's deciding what game you want to play.
Where there is no sense of ownership, there is respect. Where there is no hope, there is Truth. Where there is no attachment, there is love.
Believe in the you who believes in yourself.
You don't deserve what you don't respect.
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.
All that you are seeking is also seeking you.
There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
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.
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
There are no weeds, and no worthless men. There are only bad farmers.
Do not grow to fond of your ideas or too certain of their truth.
Being good is easy, what is difficult is being just.
To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.
We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.
There is no exquisite beauty... without some strangeness in the proportion.
The only reason we get lost in thought, is because it is unfamiliar territory.
Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart.
Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.
The true genius shudders at incompleteness ” imperfection ” and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said.
A 'no' does not hide anything, but a 'yes' very easily becomes a deception.
Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.
Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
The very essence of romance is uncertainty.
When you're in love, truly in love, you never have to question it.
When love itself comes to kiss you, don't hold back.
Love doesn't die; the men and women do.
The more one judges, the less one loves.
Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute.
The sun loved the moon so much, he died every night just to let her breath.
That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be.
Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin.
When one is in love, a cliff becomes a meadow.
If love is a sickness, patience is the remedy.
Love is the poetry of the senses.
Let your love be like the misty rain, coming softly but flooding the river.
If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars?
You know who you love but you can't know who loves you.
Where there is love, there is no darkness.
If you marry a monkey for its wealth, the money goes and the monkey remains.
Don't be so in love that you can't tell when it's raining.
He who loves, love you with your dirt.
A letter from the heart can be read on the face.
We must laugh and cry, enjoy and suffer, in a word, vibrate to our full capacity... I think that's what being really human means.
Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.
But how could you live and have no story to tell?
The task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees.
The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Time is a created thing. To say I don't have time, is like saying, I don't want to.
Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
Do or do not, there is no try.
All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.
Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
I can resist anything except temptation.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.
Don't settle, and don't struggle.
To thine own self be true.
Conscience doth make cowards of us all.
People do not lack strength; they lack will.
What labels me, negates me.
Rest in reason; move in passion.
You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
To do two things at once is to do neither.
The prettiest eyes have cried the most.
The kindest hearts have felt the most pains.
Success is an iceberg.
Just do your best and to hell the rest.
Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God.
Curiosity is gluttony. To see is to devour.
The merit of all things lies in their difficulty.
Passion is born deaf and dumb.
I is another.
The deeper thought is, the taller it becomes.
Close both eyes to see with the other eye.
Leave no stone unturned.
Remember your humanity, and forget the rest.
Life is a constant process of dying.
The darker the night, the brighter the stars.
Beauty will save the world.
Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
Sin is geographical.
The past is never dead. It's not even past.
Don't be 'a writer'. Be writing.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
To define is to limit.
The best fighter is never angry.
Be - don't try to become.
Whatever you feel, you become. It is your responsibility.
Are you afraid of the good you might do?
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Full well do I know that in order to attain any definite goal, it is imperative that one person should do the thinking and commanding.
Learn to judge your moves by their long-term effects on people.
Look for the thing you notice but no one else notices.
I'm just trying to think about the future and not be sad.
The fears we don't face become our limits.
What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.
You can tell a pioneer by the arrows in his back.
First, see clearly. Next, act correctly. Finally, endure and accept the world as it is.
A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains.
The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.
You are judges in this world by how well you bring things to an end. A messy or incomplete conclusion can reverberate for years to come.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
It was scary at first, but every great thing starts out a little scary, doesn't it?
A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Arm yourself, my heart: the thing that you must do is fearful, yet inevitable.
If anyone on the verge of action should judge himself according to the outcome, he would never begin.
He who despairs is wrong.
The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything good.
Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
If you wish to be a mine of jewels, open the deep ocean within your heart.
Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe.
Come, seek, for search is the foundation of fortune: every success depends upon focusing the heart!
To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's.
If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself.
Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.
No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.
Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
God knows, I prefer people with anxieties, whose tomorrow is threatened by uncertainty.
They muddy the water, to make it seem deep.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace.
The passion for destruction is also a creative passion.
One day we will be dead. But today I'll give it my best not to blame, complain, drain. Today I'll give my best not to regret or forget.
The problem is not to find the answer, it's to face the answer.
If it is not necessary to decide, it is necessary not to decide.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
There is no truth. There is only perception.
Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
I rebel; therefore I exist.
If I love myself I love you. If I love you I love myself.
To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.
He who is untrue to his own cause cannot command the respect of others.
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
It is not I who am strong, it is reason, it is truth.
If you've never eaten while crying you don't know what life tastes like.
Never make fun of someone who mispronounces a word. It means they learned it by reading.
Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.
As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.
What matters isn't what a person has or doesn't have; it is what he or she is afraid of losing.
Sometimes you have to shut your eyes, so you can see the real beauty.
To be truly positive in the eyes of some, you have to risk appearing negative in the eyes of others.
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Take time like the river that never grows stale. Keep going and steady. No hurry, no rush.
There's always some truth behind just kidding, knowledge behind every I don't know, emotions behind I don't care and pain behind it's okay.
We can see through others only when we can see through ourselves.
I don't care that they stole my idea. I care that they don't have any of their own.
You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.
The wind howls, but the mountain remains still.
What makes night within us may leave stars.
Nothing is forever. Everything goes to 0 eventually.
A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.
Stupidity lies in wanting to draw conclusions.
Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely.
Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.
If you dig a pit for others to fall into, you will fall into it yourself.
When you're happy you enjoy the music, when you're sad you understand the lyrics.
You will encounter thousands of various individuals in your life, and the ability to see them as they are will prove invaluable.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
You don't meet people by accident. There's always a reason. A lesson or a blessing.
Sometimes home isn't four walls, it's two eyes and a heartbeat.
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is by far the best ending for one.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.
Never lose hope, my heart. Miracles dwell in the invisible.
The need for certainty is the greatest disease the mind faces.
We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.
No prayer is complete without presence.
Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.
Trust yourself more and others less.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool.
You are awareness. You are mind. You are not from this world. I mean, think about it, could you really be from here?
You call it hope ” that fire of fire! It is but agony of desire.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.
All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed ” only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.
You are braver than you believe. Strong than you seem. And smarter than you think.
Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.
Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.
Power is not miraculous, but intrinsically human and accessible to us all.
There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
Doubt is an illness that comes from knowledge and leads to madness.
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
ŽLife is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
To be radical is to grasp things by the root.
People spend too much time doing and not enough time thinking about what they should be doing.
Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands.
Love, like rain, does not choose the grass on which it falls.
One who loves the vase, loves also what is inside.
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
Hate is easy. Love takes courage.
It's easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.
I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.
How do you spell 'love'? You don't spell it, you feel it.
When love prevails, fear departs.
The soul lives there in the silent breath.
To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live.
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
If you haven't found something strange during the day it hasn't been much of a day.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
Modern people sit comfortably in air conditioned rooms and derange themselves with misinformation and hyperbole. The world is going insane! they shout at an unhearing screen. The world? Or you?
That little spark you feel as you heal. That's what life's about.
Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.
Life is the most difficult exam. Many people fail because they try to copy others. Not realizing that everyone has a different question paper.
And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?
The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains.
Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
The paradise of the rich is made out of the hell of the poor.
I belong to the opposition party, which is called life.
I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery.
Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest.
It's not when you realise that nothing can help you - religion, pride, anything - it's when you realise that you don't need any aid.
The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels.
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
The happiest people have endured the most pain.
Being happy for someone else's success makes you happier.
A happy person doesn't have to convince other people they are happy. Either you are or you're not. And if you are, you're not taking selfies to show people.
You are searching the world for treasure, but the real treasure is yourself.
Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one's negative experience is itself a positive experience.
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people's.
How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
No one can be sad when they have a balloon.
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.
Maybe happiness too is a metaphor invented on a day of boredom.
All the mistakes I ever made in my life were when I wanted to say No, and said Yes.
Many of us pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that we hurry past it.
Happiness is the greatest hiding place for despair.
When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
Every moment of happiness requires a great amount of ignorance.
I don't believe that happiness is possible, but I think tranquility is.
Pleasure is found first in anticipation, later in memory.
The wound is the place where the light enters you.
Whatever purifies you is the right path.
If you trip while running down a hallway, you'll get a nosebleed. If you trip in life, you cry.
Worrying about rejection may be the same as rejecting yourself.
Real depression is when you stop loving the things you love.
It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to has power over you.
Yes, I'm smiling, but deep down I'm crying.
Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.
Melancholy is the happiness of being sad.
The most common form of despair is not being who you are.
The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you'll never have.
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair.