It is through art & art only that we can realize our perfection:
through art & art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence.
Belief in God and a future life makes it possible to go through life with less of stoic courage than is needed by skeptics.
There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to.
Michel de Montaigne
I don’t have this fantasy about marriage anymore. Everyone says it takes hard work. Well, it kind of does – and I’m much more pragmatic about romance than I used to be.
The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
There is more hunger in this world for love and appreciation than there is for bread.
Levity of behavior is the bone of all that is good & virtuous.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
Henry David Thoreau
The more more the heart is sated with joy, the more it becomes insatiable.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld