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Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.
An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
The world around me is dissolving leaving here and there spots of time. The world is a cancer eating itself away.
My one thought is to get out of New York, to experience something genuinely American.
Everyone has his own reality in which, if one is not too cautious, timid or frightened, one swims. This is the only reality there is.
For in Mexico, ladies and gentlemen, it's always high noon and what glows is fuchsia and what's dead is dead and no feather-dusters.
That we cannot rise equal to situations when we are in them — that is the tragedy of life.
One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking things.
Every man has his own destiny the only imperative is to follow it to accept it no matter where it leads him.
Like ships men flounder time and time again.
All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.
The only peace the only security is in fulfillment.
Art consists in going the full length. If you start with the drums you have to end with dynamite, or TNT.
If there is to be any peace it will come through being not having.
If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.
Even if it doesn't work, there is something healthy and invigorating about direct action
He saw that science had become as great a hoax as religion, that nationalism was a farce, patriotism a fraud, education a form of leprosy, and that morals were for cannibals
Ik kwam er achter dat ik er mijn hele leven heus niet naar had verlang om te leven - als wat anderen doen tenminste leven genoemd kan worden - maar wel om mezelf te kunnen uitdrukken.
The only thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give is enough love.
One of the reasons why so few of us ever act instead of react is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses.
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
The only artists for whom I would make way are - children. For me the paintings of children belong side by side with the works of the masters.
Everyman has his own destiny: The only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
The man who looks for security even in the mind is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.
It was a crushing defeat, but it put iron in my backbone and sulphur in my blood. I knew at least what it was to fail. I knew what it was to attempt something big.
either you take in believing in miracles or you stand still like the hummingbird.
Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.
They never opened the door which leads to the soul.
Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race
The world is not to be put in order. The world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order.
Words are loneliness.
There is something healthy and invigorating about direct action.
The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself.
Every day that we fail to live out the maximum of our potentialities we kill the Shakespeare, Dante, Homer, Christ which is in us.
We create our fate every day we live.
Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: It comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.
It is with the soul that we grasp the essence of another human being, not with the mind, nor even with the heart.
He read as much as his curiosity demanded - which is to say all
It is almost banal to say so yet it needs to be stressed continually: all is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis.
No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.
True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.
Surely every one realizes, at some point along the way, that he is capable of living a far better life than the one he has chosen.
When a situation gets so bad that no solution seems possible there is left only murder and suicide, or both. These failing, one becomes a buffoon.
If we are always arriving and departing, it is alsotrue that we are eternally anchored. One's destinationis never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.
The ordinary man is involved in action the hero acts. An immense difference.
Whoever uses the spirit that isin him creatively is an artist. Tomake living itself an art, that isthe goal.
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.
Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.