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Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep a bower quiet for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing...
They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases.
Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.
Don't throw stones at your neighbors , if your own windows are glass.
There are two kinds of light -- the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.
Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.
Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.
To create a little flower is the labor of ages.
One of the most attractive things about the flowers is their beautiful reserve.
From the withered tree, a flower blooms.
I hate flowers -- I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move.
To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is the example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few and they are more beautiful if they are a few.
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
The line of beauty is the line of perfect economy.
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.
A heart in love with beauty never grows old.
Avoid being impatient. Remember time brings roses.
We operate with nothing but things which do not exist, with lines, planes, bodies, atoms, divisible time, divisible space -- how should explanation even be possible when we first make everything into an image, into our own image!
Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.
Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
Cats always seem so very wise, when staring with their half-closed eyes. Can they be thinking, I'll be nice, and maybe she will feed me twice?
The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.
Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
We live in a rainbow of chaos.
Freedom is just chaos with better lighting.
We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Words are alive; cut them and they bleed.
Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes and the grass grows by itself.
When patterns are broken, new worlds can emerge.
We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.
The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.
I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
There is but one philosophy and its name is fortitude! To bear is to conquer our fate.
Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
Things are beautiful if you love them.
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.
Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
If you would live innocently, seek solitude.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Every man passes his life in the search after friendship.
Friendship should be more than biting time can sever.
Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
Whatever is beautiful is beautiful by necessity.
Beauty in not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful.
Beauty is truth, truth beauty -- that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.
Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Friendship is Love without his wings!
The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.
Life is nothing without friendship.
Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart -- a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water -- I accept with joy.
A book worth reading is worth buying.
The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.
The chief knowledge that a man gets from reading books is the knowledge that very few of them are worth reading.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend -- or a meaningful day.
There are two kinds of books. Those that no one reads and those that no one ought to read.
Read, read, read. Read everything-- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out the window.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.
I've given up reading books. I find it takes my mind off myself.
The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.
The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
Nature breaks through the eyes of the cat.
The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.
The eye is the jewel of the body.
Do everything as in the eye of another.
It is better to trust the eyes rather than the ears.
What the eye does not admire the heart does not desire.
Who has a daring eye tell downright truths and downright lies.
The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.
The eyes those silent tongues of love.
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
Her eyes are homes of silent prayers.
I divide my time as follows: half the time I sleep, the other half I dream. I never dream when I sleep, for that would be a pity, for sleeping is the highest accomplishment of genius.
We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story.
How much of human life is lost in waiting.
Where thou art, that is home.
It's when you're safe at home that you wish you were having an adventure. When you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.
Home is where the heart is.
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
The young feel tired at the end of an action, the old at the beginning.
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.
The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.
Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.
You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.
My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine -- everybody drinks water.
The world thinks eccentricity in great things is genius, but in small things, only crazy.
Clearly the most unfortunate people are those who must do the same thing over and over again, every minute, or perhaps twenty to the minute. They deserve the shortest hours and the highest pay.
One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.
Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light.

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