Most people have to talk so they won’t hear.
The world of religion isn’t a logical world; that’s why children like it. It’s a world of worked-out fantasies, very similar to children’s stories or fairy tales.
Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
Being seventy is not a sin.
To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don’t be.
Not being beautiful was the true blessing. Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome.
The dog that trots about finds a bone.
Every intelligent person, whether he’s an artist or not – a mathematician, a doctor, a scientist – possesses a poetic way of seeing and describing the world.
One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.
One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.