Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
Food is my drug of choice.
Persecution always acts as a jell for members of cults; it proves to them, in the absence of history, liturgy, tradition, and doctrine, that they are God's chosen.
Facts mean nothing to wounded feelings.
There are no original ideas. There are only original people.
Porches are America's lost rooms.
Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
There is something worse than dying, and that is humiliation - at least so it seemed to me.
To sleep is an act of faith.
Every generation reinvents the wheel - and in the process it often adds to rather than subtracts from a woman's burdens.
Kindness and intelligence don't always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships.
[On Werner Erhard, founder of est:] If I wanted a new belief system, I'd choose to believe in God - He's been in business longer than Werner, and He has better music.
Rome is all things high and low. It is like God, it accommodates so much.
My mother was my first jealous lover.
truth ... is the first casualty of tyranny.
Weather creates character.
If there is one lesson Rome teaches, it is that matter is good; in Rome the holy and the homely rise and converge.
The best work is a fusion of love and praise.
All our loves are contained in all our other loves.
One can be tired of Rome after three weeks and feel one has exhausted it; after three months one feels that one has not even scratched the surface of Rome; and after six months one wishes never to leave it.
the islands of Italy combine all the elements - fire, water, earth, and air - and that is irresistible.
Insanity is a lack of proportion.
There are no inanimate objects.
Illness is regarded as a crime, and crime is regarded as illness.
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