For me, there are two types of people: the young and the experienced.
I always wanted to be Robin Hood or John the Baptist when I was growing up.
You don’t often see Bear Grylls in a suit.
Time and experience have taught me that fame and money very rarely go to the worthy.
How hard, how bitter it is to become a man!
If there were a party of those who aren’t sure they’re right, I’d belong to it.
The day when I am no more than a writer I shall cease to be a writer.
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.
I felt the urge to reassure him that I was like everybody else, just like everybody else.
You’re under no obligation to be the same person you were 5 minutes ago.
We identify in our experience a differentiation between what we do and what happens to us.
Words can be communicative only between those who share similar experiences.
I have no other self than the totality of things of which I am aware.
Hospitals should be arranged in such a way as to make being sick an interesting experience. One learns a great deal sometimes from being sick.
It is hard indeed to notice anything for which the languages available to us have no description.
We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree.
What I remember the most really was just running wild there. Barefooted, swimming in dirty lakes, selling fruit, picking mango trees, hoping not to get caught because they don’t take kindly to thieves in Africa.
I think it’s really important that you don’t think you’re great. Because once you get to that point, you just fuck everything up. You think that everyone’s going to think you’re great all the time, and that’s rubbish.