Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.
The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.
Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.
To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.
Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
Family is not an important thing. It's everything.
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.
Discipline is just doing the same thing the right way whether anyone's watching or not.
I'm pretty confident about my sobriety, but I don't want to get too confident because that's when I'll crash.
My main focus in sobriety has been to replace fear with faith or love.
I wrote this book to show you that a cure is entirely possible because I've seen it happen over and over again.
I think it's important for me to show the world that sobriety hasn't made me soft. I'm on a mission to prove I'm still a nutcase.
You can't legislate sobriety.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
The one wholly true thought one can hold about the past is that it is not here. To think about it at all is therefore to think about illusions.
Every instant of time... is a pinprick of eternity.
Where love is, what can be wanting? Where it is not, what can possibly be profitable?
Let me remember I am one with God. Our shining footprints point the way to truth, for God is our Companion as we walk the world a little while.
Each day when you wake up, say: "What miracles would you have me perform today?" Then listen.
Now's the day and now's the hour.
On your daily journeys, listen to those inner signals that help you make the right choices no matter what anyone thinks.
The adventure evoked a quality of his character that he didn't know he possessed.
The story of your life is really the story of the relations between yourself and God.
Be at peace and see a clear pattern and plan running through your lives. Nothing is by chance.
Bringing a spiritual dimension into all that we do is essential for ending the struggle and dancing with life. Our body and our minds can take us only so far, our spirit can lead us all the way Home.
I breathe in the fullness and richness of life.