paramjit - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[Most people I ask little from. I try to give them much, and expect nothing in return and I do very well in the bargain.]]> <![CDATA[The main motive for nonattachment is a desire to escape from the pain of living, and above all from love, which, sexual or non-sexual, is hard work.]]> <![CDATA[Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.]]> <![CDATA[But the thing that I saw in your face no power can disinherit: No bomb that ever burst shatters the crystal spirit.]]> <![CDATA[Myths which are believed in tend to become true.]]> <![CDATA[The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous, on the contrary, it makes them for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.]]> <![CDATA[People who ask for your criticism want only praise.]]> <![CDATA[Yes, it's hard to write, but it's harder not to.]]> <![CDATA[The future will one day be the present and will seem as unimportant as the present does now.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[To nourish and raise children against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.]]> <![CDATA[One thing that makes art different from life is that in art things have a shape... it allows us to fix our emotions on events at the moment they occur, it permits a union of heart and mind and tongue and tear.]]> <![CDATA[Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.]]> <![CDATA[Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.]]> <![CDATA[Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.]]> <![CDATA[Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.]]> <![CDATA[Sympathy with nature is part of a good person's religion.]]> <![CDATA[When you blame others, you give up your power to change.]]> <![CDATA[A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.]]> <![CDATA[To me -- old age is always ten years older than I am.]]> <![CDATA[Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.]]> <![CDATA[Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after.]]> <![CDATA[No good poetry is ever written in a manner twenty years old, for to write in such a manner shows conclusively that the writer thinks from books, convention and clich?, not from real life.]]> <![CDATA[The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. We cannot force love.]]> <![CDATA[The more you say, the less people remember. The fewer the words, the greater the profit.]]> <![CDATA[Better not be at all than not be noble.]]> <![CDATA[Little opportunities should be improved.]]> <![CDATA[The object of art is to crystallize emotion into thought and then give it form.]]> <![CDATA[We live in a rainbow of chaos.]]> <![CDATA[What we need most, is not so much to realize the ideal as to idealize the real.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]>