The Christian fear of the pagan outlook has damaged the whole consciousness of man.
Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.
I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams.
My God, these folks don't know how to love - that's why they love so easily.
Men! The only animal in the world to fear.
There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.
One must learn to love, and go through a good deal of suffering to get to it... and the journey is always towards the other soul.
The Moon! Artemis! the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?
Sex and beauty are inseparable, like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty, and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition.
Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.
The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.
I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.
In every living thing there is the desire for love.
The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.
Tragedy is like strong acid - it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.
The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just.
The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality. On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one.
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
A man has no religion who has not slowly and painfully gathered one together, adding to it, shaping it; and one's religion is never complete and final, it seems, but must always be undergoing modification.