I spent my whole childhood wishing I were older and now I'm spending my adulthood wishing I were younger.
It is not true that everyone is special. It is true that everyone was once special and still possesses the ability to recover it.
Children are the closest we have to wisdom, and they become adults the moment that final drop of everything mysterious is strained from them.
I sometimes ask myself how it came about that I was the one to develop the theory of relativity. The reason, I think, is that a normal adult never stops to think about problems of space and time. These are things which he has thought about as a child.
To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing. The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child.
If adults want to take such chances (with marijuana) that is their business
Part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in
Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.
I kept thinking there were two kinds of adults: There were...miserable creatures who scoured the earth in search of something to hurt. And then there were people like my parents, who walked around zombically, doing whatever they had to do to keep walking around.
Affection between adults - if they are really adult in mind and not merely grown up children - and creatures so relatively selfish and cruel as children necessarily are without knowing it or meaning it, cannot be called natural
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