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He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Physical strength in a woman -- that's what I am.
There is a growing strength in women, but it's in the forehead, not in the forearm.
Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather loved in spite of ourselves.
My strength has the strength of ten because my heart is pure.
Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.
Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength.
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.
In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.
They do not love that do not show their love. The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.
If one finds the strength to deal with small things, one finds it to deal with the large ones as well.
Patience and the passage of time do more than strength and fury.
I don't have time to be classified as difficult, and I don't have time to care.
Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.
You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Self-sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
I've been through it all, baby. I'm Mother Courage.
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Where there is great love there are always miracles.
Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.
Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.
Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
There is no living with thee, nor without thee.
Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, never... never forget it.
The family you come from isn't as important as the family you're going to have.
All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Before you try to convince anyone else, be sure you are convinced, and if you cannot convince yourself, drop the subject.
Somehow the people who do as they please seem to get along just about as well as those who are always trying to please others.
There is nothing in the world more stubborn than a corpse: you can hit it, you can knock it to pieces, but you cannot convince it.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
Love is a friendship caught on fire.
The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real state, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith.
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
Love shall be our token; love be yours and love be mine.
He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
It sometimes seems that we have only to love a thing greatly to get it.
When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
At any rate, let us love for a while, for a year or so, you and me. That's a form of divine drunkenness that we can all try.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.
All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.
The man loves danger and sport. That is why he loves woman, the most dangerous of all sports.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Faults are beauties in a lovers eye.
Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be.
Journeys end in lovers meeting.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
O lyric Love, half angel and half bird. And all a wonder and a wild desire.
However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience.
A man's eroticism is a woman's sexuality.
Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality. It's part of the sizzle.
Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Sex builds no roads, writes no novels and sex certainly gives no meaning to anything in life but itself.
Sex is two plus two making five, rather than four. Sex is the X ingredient that you can't define, and it's that X ingredient between two people that make both a man and a woman good in bed. It's all relative. There are no rules.
Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes.
The whole country is one vast insane asylum and they're letting the worst patients run the place.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
Strength is a matter of a made up mind.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
You are my lover and I am your mistress and kingdoms and empires and governments have tottered and succumbed before now to that mighty combination.
We that are true lovers run into strange capers.
Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love.
I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me.
Only the insane have strength enough to survive. Only the survivors determine what is sane.
Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can't even think straight.
No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.
We are all born mad. Some remain so.
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.
It's absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
People who take risks are the people you'll lose against.
What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.
Successful people are simply people who learn to solve their problems... they are not people without problems.
Great people talk about ideas. Small people talk about other people.
If you are not concerned about the outcome of a circumstance, you will experience no fear. Whatever the outcome will be, will be, whether you fear it or not.
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
The more developed sexual passion, in both sexes, is very largely an emotion of power, domination, or appropriation. There is no state of feeling that says mine, mine, more fiercely.
Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
When a woman wants a man and lusts after him, the lover need not bother to conjure up opportunities, for she will find more in an hour than we men could think of in a century.
Revenge is the act of passion, vengeance is an act of justice.
What is madness but nobility of soul. At odds with circumstance?
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
Though this be madness, yet there is method in it. [Hamlet]
No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the sources of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
You couldn't get a clue during the clue mating season in a field full of horny clues if you smeared your body with clue musk and did the clue mating dance.
You have to accept the fact that part of the sizzle of sex comes from the danger of sex. You can be overpowered.
I may be crazy but it keeps me from going insane.

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