Don’t ask who’s influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he’s digested, and I’ve been reading all my life.
Throughout the centuries, man has considered himself beautiful. I rather suppose that man only believes in his own beauty out of pride; that he is not really beautiful and he suspects this himself; for why does he look on the face of his fellow-man with such scorn?
I admired my father very much… at the age of sixteen. But now I see that he was a brutal and cruel man, – but not without remorse, and that was what tortured us, his alternations.
I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.
The yogi should meditate on a firm seat, one that is clean – untainted by dirt or unspiritual vibrations of others. The thought or life force emanating from an individual saturates the objects he uses and his dwelling.
The good poet sticks to his real loves, those within the realm of possibility. He never tries to hold hands with God or the human race.
The Mexican succumbs very easily to sentimental effusions, and therefore he shuns them.
There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He.
There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
The artist finds, that the more he can confine his attention to a particular part of any work, his productions are the more perfect, and grow under his hands in the greater quantities.