The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.
When everything goes wrong, what a joy to test your soul and see if it has endurance and courage. An invisible and all-powerful enemy - some call him God, others the Devil, seem to rush upon us to destroy us; but we are not destroyed.
The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness.
Life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to unfasten your belt and look for a fight.
What a miracle life is and how alike are all souls when they send their roots down deep and meet and are one!
We come from a dark abyss, we end in a dark abyss, and we call the luminous interval life.
True teachers use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.
May God forgive me, but the letters of the alphabet frighten me terribly. They are sly, shameless demons - and dangerous! You open the inkwell, release them; they run off - and how will you ever get control of them again!
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
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