"Young lovers seek perfection. Old lovers learn the art of sewing shreds together and of seeing beauty in a multiplicity of patches."
"A man can convince anyone he's someone else but never himself."
“Without struggle there is no progress.”
“Don’t be afraid of it just because it’s new.”
“Isn't everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?”
"If we all have our own individual unique soul, where do they all come from? You know, are modern souls only a fraction of the original souls? At best, we're like these tiny fractions of people...Is that why we're so scattered?...Is that why we're so specialized?"
“When you love someone, you've got to trust them. There's no other way. You've got to give them the key to everything that's yours. Otherwise, what's the point?”
“I love the smell of commerce in the morning.”
“There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same - only love.”
“I’d say to my Dad, “I want to be a writer”, and he’d say, “Journalist.” I’d say, “I want to have a refuge for stray cats” and he’d say, “Veterinarian.” I’d say, “I want to be an actress” and he’d say, “TV newscaster.” It was this constant conversion of my fanciful ambitions into these practical money-making ventures.”