"What destroys a man more quickly than to work, think, and feel without inner necessity, without any deep personal desire, without pleasure—as a mere automaton of duty? That is the recipe for décadence."
"I feel an unhappiness which almost dismembers me, and at the same time am convinced of its necessity […]"
"If it’s both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it."
"Stop thinking, and end your problems."
"The poison leaves bit by bit, not all at once. Be patient. You are healing."