"A person isn't who they are during the last conversation you had with them - they're who they've been throughout your whole relationship."
"All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you."
"All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood."
" Believe that with your feelings and your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it."
"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night."
"For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation."
"He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity, with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks: there's another dog."
"I have never been aware before how many faces there are. There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several."
"I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other."
"I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone."