Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
This is what you must be like. Grow wherever life puts you down.
The law is simple. Every experience is repeated or suffered till you experience it properly and fully the first time.
We can redream this world and make the dream come real. Human beings are gods hidden from themselves.
A dream can be the highest point of a life
Don't neglect the gold in your own back yard.
What you see is what you make. What you see in a people is what you eventually create in them.
If we could be pure dancers in spirit we would never be afraid to love, and we would love with strength and wisdom.
To see the madness and yet walk a perfect silver line. ... That's what the true story-teller should be: a great guide, a clear mind, who can walk a silver line in hell or madness.
Don't read what everyone else is reading. Check them out later, cautiously.
Without stories we would go mad. Life would lose its moorings or lose its orientations. even in silence we are living our stories
A man must be able to hold his drink because drunkenness is sometimes necessary in this difficult life.
We have not yet arrived, but every point at which we stop requires a re-definition of our destination.
I held you in the square And felt the evening Re-order itself around Your smile.
Who knows, maybe this whole planet is an asylum, a penal realm. A place for hard cases.
An inner darkness is darker than an outer darkness.
He had to learn how not to let his eyes be bewildered by manifestations, and thereby learn to treat appearances as signs and codes of the interior.
A tolerable hell is better than an impossible heaven.
If I don't say the thought right I might destroy it.
So long as a canvas is empty its potential is infinite… The empty canvas can become a gateway into the landscape of nightmares or a vision of sensual bliss.
We ought to step out of our old, hard casing. We think that we are one kind of people, when in fact we are always creating ourselves. We are not fixed. We are constantly becoming, constantly coming into being.
But to hear Mozart in a bombed city: how much more beautiful it sounds, as if it were composed to somehow soothe the ruins, to promise a wiser future rising from the rubble.
Storytellers ought not be too tame. They ought to be wild creatures who function adequately in society. They are best in disguise. If they lose all their wildness, they cannot give us the truest joys.
I love your loneliness. It is brave. It makes the universe want to protect you.
If You Look Too Deeply Everything Breaks Your Heart.
It is easier to get lost within sight of the palace. [...] Hope makes all things near, and so can prove treacherous.
Understanding is a pure glass of water. All great truths have no taste. Hints of sweetness are coloured by the need for amazement.