Art is the proper task of life.
Art is the proper task of life.
What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man.
I do everything to be "difficultly understood" myself!
Insanity in individuals is something rare--but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
The vanity of others is only counter to our taste when it is counter to our vanity.
He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.
To recognize untruth as a condition of life--that certainly means resisting accustomed value feelings in a dangerous way; and a philosophy that risks this would by that token alone place itself beyond good and evil.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.
I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.
To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man's injustice to woman.
I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Where there is love there is life.
My life is my Message.
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Live to the point of tears.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Life is short, break the rules
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.
He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.
We have art in order not to die of the truth.
art is the highest task and the essential metaphysical capability of this life