I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.

Even a liar can be scared into telling the truth, same as an honest man can be tortured into telling a lie.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree, with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny, dark squiggles. But one glance at it, and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.

You can't try to do things, you must simply do them.

This is your life and it's ending one moment at a time.

A fool with a heart and no brains is just as unhappy as a fool with brains and no heart.

When you make peace with yourself, you make peace with the world.

It wasn't the New World that mattered ... Columbus died almost without seeing it; and not really knowing what he had discovered. It's life that matters, nothing but life — the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all.