" Getting drunk was good. I decided that I would always like getting drunk. It took away the obvious and maybe if you could get away from the obvious often enough, you wouldn’t become obvious yourself. "
" Do I look like someone who has something to do here on earth?’ —That’s what I’d like to answer the busybodies who inquire into my activities. "
" 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. "
" I’m bleeding, I’m not just making conversation. "
" The mask does not hide the face, it is the face. "
" I owe to suffering the best parts of myself as well as all that I have lost in. "
" I’m sorry, I’m awful, I’ve just felt so terribly destructive all week. It’s awful. I’m horrible. "
" I have been casting shadows all my life without caring about how deeply they stain my soul. "
" There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest – whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories – comes afterwards. These are games; one must first answer. "