I have become a queer mixture of the East and the West, out of place everywhere, at home nowhere.
Citizenship consists in the service of the country.
There are some friends you don’t meet for twenty years and when you meet them again it’s as if no twenty years has happened – you’re lucky when that happens. I feel the same about books.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
It’s like breathing in and out to me. It’s like having a conversation with someone who isn’t there. Because it has to be addressed to somebody – not a particular person, or very rarely.
The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.
Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.
I’m very gregarious, but I love being in the hills on my own.
There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.
I used to have a great love for Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy, the big boys of the last century.