It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning.
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one.
I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.
Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.
For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity, with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks: there's another dog.
Who has not sat before his own heart's curtain? It lifts: and the scenery is falling apart.
No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.
There are no classes in life for beginners; right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.
Love is like the measles. The older you get it, the worse the attack.