Each time I free a child, I feel it is something closer to God.
The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.
The middle of the road is for yellow lines and dead armadillos.
We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.
‘Pure experience’ is the name I gave to the immediate flux of life which furnishes the material to our later reflection with its conceptual categories.
The good news, though, is that I find in my political travels that people, as regular citizens, are more interested than ever in getting together and having discussions. They want to hear about other viewpoints that differ entirely from what the administration is putting out.
Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different.
Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done.
Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful.
It may be an instinct, it is with me anyway, when you’re presenting something to the world, to make it as beautiful as you can.