I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.
To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it, to be willing to risk your life for it, is the ultimate tragedy.
I love clothes. I can't control myself. I have a huge fetish for shoes and clothes and make-up. I'm the kind of person who doesn't like to wear things over and over again.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love.
I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.
To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering.
Working hard is very important. You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take those risks, to be able to jump over the hurdles, to be able to break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.
You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you're in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don't fall in love with people because they're fun. It just happens.
To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering. We can't live with it, and we can't live without it. You'll rarely find a happy ending in my work.
I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that.
There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man - that is, the more divine - the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish.
So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world.
Those whose suffering is due to love are, as we say of certain invalids, their own physicians.
We're always looking at this love through the eyes of the person who is suffering because of this love.
Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
With love, you should go ahead and take the risk of getting hurt... because love is an amazing feeling.
Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death.
I'm more attracted to a stronger man rather than a feminine man. Someone who would just throw me down and take control. I love feeling helpless. I definitely like a man who is aggressive and confident.
It is impossible to talk or to write without apparently throwing oneself helplessly open.
To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved.
Suffering of any kind is a very clear and unmistakable sign that we have abandoned love.