"Let go of the idea of what is normal, and go live your life the way you really want it to live."
"Be wise. Treat yourself, your mind, sympathetically, with loving kindness. If you are gentle with yourself, you will become gentle with others."
"What I love about music is that, even if it was made 50 years ago, and I have only just heard it, then to me it’s new. That’s the beautiful thing about music — something that can be recorded in two-and-a-half minutes can last an eternity."
"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you."
"We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken."
"We are the same as plants, as trees, as other people, as the rain that falls. We consist of that which is around us. We are the same as everything."
"Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways."