It’s always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your successes or failures are entirely your own responsibility.
Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions.
Elegance is achieved when all that is superfluous has been discarded and the human being discovers simplicity and concentration: the simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be.
I believe enlightenment or revelation comes in daily life. I look for joy, the peace of action. You need action. I’d have stopped writing years ago if it were for the money.
You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.
Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.
Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.
I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.
Happiness is just another of the tricks that our genetic system plays on us to carry out its only role, which is the survival of the species.
When you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes true.
With all due respect, the Mona Lisa is overrated.