A relatively primitive village in which there are still real feasts, common artistic shared expressions, and no literacy at all is more advanced culturally and more healthy mentally than our educated, newspaper-reading radio-listening culture.
To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness
The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science.
To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.
The lust for power is not rooted in strength but in weakness.