1. 10

    Every good thing in the world stands on the razor-edge of danger.

  2. 9

    Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous.

  3. 8

    Oh, earth, you're too wonderful for anybody to realize you. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it -- every, every minute?

  4. 7

    There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.

  5. 6

    The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.

  6. 5

    All that we know about those we have loved and lost is that they would wish us to remember them with a more intensified realization of their reality. What is essential does not die but clarifies. The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.

  7. 4

    There is nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.

  8. 3

    We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

  9. 2

    I would love to be the poet laureate of Coney Island.

  10. 1

    My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.

  11. Last Update: 8 February 2023

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