Love is not consolation. It is light.
It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.
Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
I love those who do not know how to live for today.
The success of the suffrage movement would injure women spiritually and intellectually, for they would be assuming a burden though they knew themselves unable to bear it. It is the sediment, not the wave, of a sex. It is the antithesis of that highest and sweetest mystery – conviction by submission, and conquest by sacrifice.
It is a happy thing that there is no royal road to poetry. The world should know by this time that one cannot reach Parnassus except by flying thither.
Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Is man one of God’s blunders? Or is God one of man’s blunders?