"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
"I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone."
"The urge to destroy is also a creative urge."
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
"Occultism has an extremely subtle “virtue”. It is “serpentine.” And it is also essential.
People in general have their clichés, their ethical, religious, or social ideals, their opinions about Strength, Wisdom, and Greatness. But all in all, occultism is a very different thing. It is elusive and cannot be measured. It comes from the opposite direction from the one everyone is looking toward. Thus it goes unnoticed; or if it is noticed, it disconcerts. It robs of their certainties those who thought they were secure, who thought they had their feet on the ground.
The occultist is a being who cannot be measured by ordinary standards. Nobody knows what he is really capable of, nor what his action consists of. His path is impenetrable. You may be his best friend, his companion, and even his lover; you may think you own his heart, his affection, or his devotion. And yet, he will be an other, besides the one you already know. You will become aware of this “other” one only when you enter his domain. Then you will feel as if you had been walking along the edge of an abyss."
"Memories do not always soften with time; some grow edges like knives."
"What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?"
"I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me."
"As long as you are ignorant of yourself as the creator, your world is limited and repetitive."
"Meditation is just a courage to be silent and alone."
"A healthy woman is much like a wolf: robust, chock-full, strong life force, life-giving, territorially aware, inventive, loyal, roving."
"What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable."
"Associate with the noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty. But learn to be happy alone. Rely upon your own energies, and so do not wait for, or depend on other people."
"Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence."
"Moods are in the mind and do not matter. Go within, go beyond. Cease being fascinated by the content of your consciousness. When you reach the deep layers of your true being, you will find that the mind’s surface-play affects you very little."