"You, the inexperienced, who learn nothing in the nights. Many angels are given to you But you do not see them."
"But silence is where victims dwell."
"We mothers rock into the heart of the world the melody of peace."
"At 11, I could say "I am sodium" (Element 11), and now at 79, I am gold."
"Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure"
"Peace is much more precious than a piece of land... let there be no more wars."
"She had already allowed her delectable lover to pluck that flower which, so different from the rose to which it is nevertheless sometimes compared, has not the same faculty of being reborn each spring."
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
"When you make the finding yourself - even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light - you'll never forget it."
"For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love."
"If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the sea."
"On a day of burial there is no perspective— for space itself is annihilated. Your dead friend is still a fragmentary being. The day you bury him is a day of chores and crowds, of hands false or true to be shaken, of the immediate cares of mourning. The dead friend will not really die until tomorrow, when silence is round you again. Then he will show himself complete, as he was— to tear himself away, as he was, from the substantial you. Only then will you cry out because of him who is leaving and whom you cannot detain."