It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Be that self which one truly is.
What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.
Once you label me you negate me.
During the first period of a man’s life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.
Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic if it is pulled out I shall die.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo.