When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.
The value of achievement lies in the achieving.
The adaptation to warlike aims and activities has corrupted the mentality of man; as a result, intelligent, objective and humane thinking has hardly any effect and is even suspected and persecuted as unpatriotic.
Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?