"A human being must be born twice. Once from his mother and again from his own body and his own existance. The body is like an egg and the essence of man must become a bird in that egg through the warmth of love, and then he must go beyond his body and fly in the eternal world of the soul."
"God made everything out of nothing. But the nothingness shows through."
"Serious people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious."
"Man's greatest misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thoughts, when he wants to."
"Having precise ideas often leads to a man doing nothing."
"Death speaks to us with a deep voice but has nothing to say."
Marguerite de Valois
"Tears may be dried up, but the heart, never."
Henry Van Dyke
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, and to work, and to play, and to look up at the stars."
"Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live."
Vincent Van Gogh
"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together."
"As we advanced in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed."
"It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper understanding."
"If one is the master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time insight into and understanding of many things."
"The fisherman know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore."
"So let us go forward, quietly, each on his own path, forever making for the light."
"I am an artist... It's self-evident that what that word implies is looking for something all the time without ever finding it in full. It is the opposite of saying, 'I know all about it. I've already found it.' As far as I'm concerned, the word means, 'I am looking. I am hunting for it. I am deeply involved.'"
George Van Valkenburg
"Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching."
"The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught."
Lope de Vega
"There is no greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy."
François de Montcorbier Villon
"We were two and had but one heart between us."
"There is an invisible world out there, and we are living in it."
"You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be."
François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire
"Chance is a word void of sense, nothing can exist without a cause."
"Paradise is where I am."
"The more I read, the more I meditiate; and the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing."
"It is no more surprising to be born twice than it is to be born once."
"We never live; we are always anticipating living."
Peter de Vries
"The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination, but the combination is locked up in the safe."