My favorite quotes from one of my favorite books!
(BTW: implied quotations)
There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering,
a hell of boredom.
Morality is truth in full bloom.
There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
There is will in the thought, there is none in the dream.
A certain amount of reverie is good, like a narcotic in discreet
doses. It soothes the fever, occasionally high, of the brain at work, and produces in the mind a soft, fresh vapor that corrects
the all too angular contours of pure thought, fills the gaps and intervals here and there binds them together, and dulls the
sharp corners of ideas. But too much reverie submerges and drowns. Woe to the intellectual who lets himself fall completely
from thought in reverie.
Happy, even in anguish, is he to whom God has given a soul
worthy of love and grief! He who has not seen the things of this world, and the hearts of men in this double light, has seen
nothing and knows nothing of the truth.
Youth, even in its sorrows, always has a glimmer all its
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion
of a single being into God, this is love. Love is the salutation of the angel to the stars.
But those who do not want the future should think it over.
In saying no to progress, it is not the future that they condemn, but themselves. They are giving themselves a melancholy
disease; they are inoculating themselves with the past. There is only one way of refusing tomorrow, and that is to die.
Now, no death – that of the body as late as possible, never that of the soul – is what we desire.
It rained that day, but there is always a little patch of
blue in the sky of happiness, which lovers see, even though the rest of creation may be under an umbrella.
It is nothing to die, it is horrible not to live.
I have so much more, but they will be added at random, when I have time! :)