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People grow up by living.

People grow up by living.

The excellence of every Art is its intensity.

The excellence of every Art is its intensity.

How sad and bad and mad it was – but then, how…

How sad and bad and mad it was – but then, how it was sweet.

I will tell you what she was like. She was lik…

I will tell you what she was like. She was like a piano in a country where everyone has had their hands cut off.

‘Would you suggest writing as a career?’ one o…

‘Would you suggest writing as a career?’ one of the young students asked me.
‘Are you trying to be funny?’ I asked him.
‘No, no, I’m serious. Would you advise writing as a career?’
‘Writing chooses you, you don’t choose it.’

it’s nice to look up sometimes, it’s nice to h…

it’s nice to look up sometimes, it’s nice to have heroes, it’s nice to have somebody else carrying some of the load.

Power is in tearing [the] human mind to pieces…

Power is in tearing [the] human mind to pieces and putting [it] together again in new shapes of your own choosing.

Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or …

Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at the stars because we are human.

To hurt is as human as to breathe.

To hurt is as human as to breathe.

For just one second, look at your life and see…

For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.