God knows, I often lie down to sleep with the desire, even sometimes the hope, not to wake up again.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Whatever truths or fables you may find in a thousand books, it is all a tower of Babel unless love holds it together.
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.
Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.
I examine my own being, and find there a world, but a world rather of imagination and dim desires, than of distinctness and living power. Then everything swims before my senses, and I smile and dream while pursuing my way through the world.
To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods.
Genius develops in quiet places, character out in the full current of human life.
Every situation--nay, every moment--is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity.
There is something magical in rhythm; it even makes us believe that we possess the sublime.