Miracles happen to those who believe in them.
Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.
All of the arts, poetry, music, ritual, the visible arts, the theater, must singly and together create the most comprehensive art of all, a humanized society, and its masterpiece, free man
The artist, depicting man disdainful of the storm and stress of life, is no less reconciling and healing than the poet who, while endowing Nature and Humanity, rejoices in its measureless superiority to human passions and human sorrows
Boast is always a cry of despair, except in the young it is a cry of hope
Governments last only as long as the undertaxed can defend themselves against the overtaxed
Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities.
I wish I could stand on a busy street corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours
All we really want is otherness, tossing from side to side, and greeting every toss with shouts of welcome, and of contempt for the previous toss
The average European does not seem to feel free until he succeeds in enslaving and oppressing others
A complete life may be one ending in so full an identification with the oneself that there is no self left to die
A complete life may be one ending in so full identification with the non-self that there is no self to die.
I would I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.
From childhood on I have had the dream of life lived as a sacrament... the dream implied taking life ritually as something holy.
Between truth and the search for it, I choose the second.