A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
the only relationship that can make both partners happy is one in which sentimentality has no place and neither partner makes any claim on the life and freedom of the other.
God is the experience of looking at a tree and saying, 'Ah!'
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
But who can say what's best? That's why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives.
Certain things in life simply have to be experienced -and never explained. Love is such a thing.
I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
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