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" A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked. "
" Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. "
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" Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. "
" We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. "
" The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless. "
" Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age. "
" Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. "
" Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live. "
" Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic. "
" Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings. "
" When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others. "
" There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do. "
" Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. "
" Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. "
" The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. "
" There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic. "
" The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself. "
" The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle. "
" We write to taste life twice: in the moment and in retrospection. "
" I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy. "
" I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing. "
" My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living. "
" Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. "
" Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together. "
" The only abnormality is the incapacity to love. "
" We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are. "
" Dreams are necessary to life. "
" When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow. "
" If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it. "
" It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human. I am a woman first of all. "
" People living deeply have no fear of death. "