Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Hope is a talent like any other
Language is memory and metaphor
The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is: a miracle and unrepeatable.
Could anything be absurder than a man? The animal who knows everything about himself - except why he was born and the meaning of his unique existence
Think of all the really successful men and women you know. Do you know a single one who didn't learn very young the trick of calling attention to himself in the right quarters?
For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received.
We need the slower and more lasting stimulus of solitary reading as a relief from the pressure on eye, ear and nerves of the torrent of information and entertainment pouring from ever-open electronic jaws. It could end by stupefying us.
Mere human beings can't afford to be fanatical about anything. Not even about justice or loyalty. The fanatic for justice ends by murdering a million helpless people to clear a space for his law-courts. If we are to survive on this planet, there must be compromises.
The impossible talked of is less impossible from the moment words are laid to it
There is only one world the world pressing against you this minute.