Life is half spent before we know what it is.
~ George Herbert
Anais Nin Quotes
Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
People living deeply have no fear of death.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive.
I was thinking of my patients, and how the worst moment for them was when they discovered they were masters of their own fate. It was not a matter of bad or good luck. When they could no longer blame fate, they were in despair.
The body is an instrument which only gives off music when it is used as a body.
When you possess light within, you see it externally.
He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie.
My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.