Dare to love every person, including yourself. Become the energy of love.
We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.
Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people’s happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.
The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it — basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.
I would like to be able to gently drift in and out of existence when I wanted to.
Today’s hedonism combines pleasure with constraint - it is no longer the old notion of the right measure between pleasure and constraint
Zizek, on how formerly guilty or unhealthy pleasures were turned into not too unhealthy pleasures (sugarfree coke etc), thus increasing the ability to enjoy unrestraintly, but decreasing the knowledge of the joy of constraint itself (via alterities
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
So wild flowers will come
up where you are.
You have been stony for
too many years.
Try something different.
I want to think again of dangerous and noble things. I want to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable and beautiful and afraid of nothing as though I had wings.
I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen.
Humanism. I do not like humanity in general. In myself I sense primarily solidarity with it, which is not the same thing. And then I love some men, alive or dead, with so much admiration that I am always jealous or anxious to protect or defend in all the others that which, by chance or on some day that I cannot foresee, has made or will make them like the former.