When you stop growing you start dying.
Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.
“I don't care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it.
There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve.
You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative.
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
“After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say 'I want to see the manager.
“Love? What is it? Most natural painkiller what there is.
There are no innocent bystanders ... what are they doing there in the first place?
The way to kill a man or a nation is to cut off his dreams, the way the whites are taking care of the Indians: killing their dreams, their magic, their familiar spirits.
Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.
You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.
The face of evil is always the face of total need.
Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.
Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.
How I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity.
The only possible ethic is to do what one wants to do.
Smash the control images. Smash the control machine.
Most people don't see what's going on around them. That's my principal message to writers: 'For God's sake, keep your eyes open. Notice what's going on around you.'