Property, possessions and riches had also finally trapped him. They were no longer a game and a toy. They had become a chain and a burden.
Love is the most important thing in the world. It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect.
What I always hated and detested and cursed above all things was this contentment, this healthiness and comfort, this carefully preserved optimism of the middle classes, this fat and prosperous brood of mediocrity.
It matters little that you suffer, so long as you feel alive with a sense of the close bond that connects all living things, so long as love does not die!