Real life is different from math. Things in life don’t necessarily flow over the shortest possible route.
You can keep as quiet as you like, but one of these days somebody is going to find you.[repeated often in the rest of the book]
Life is so uncertain: you never know what could happen. One way to deal with that is to keep your pajamas washed.
It is not that the meaning cannot be explained. But there are certain meanings that are lost forever the moment they are explained in words.
If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there’s salvation in life. Even if you can’t get together with that person.
I’m tired of living unable to love anyone. I don’t have a single friend – not one. And, worst of all, I can’t even love myself. Why is that? Why can’t I love myself? It’s because I can’t love anyone else. A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else. Do you understand what I am saying? A person who is incapable of loving another cannot properly love himself.