Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.
Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.
Emil Cioran (1911-1995) Romanian philosopher and essayist.
To be no part of any body, is to be nothing.
John Donne (1572-1632) English poet.
Dear to us are those who love us... but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit, and urge us to new and unattempted performances.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.
Any man who does not accept the conditions of human life sells his soul.
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) French poet.