It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.
Lesser Fine Thing
In every living thing there is the desire for love.
It is so much more difficult to live with one's body than with one's soul. One's body is so much more exacting: what it won't have it won't have, and nothing can make bitter into sweet.
Make Soul Difficult
People always make war when they say they love peace.
Make Say They Say
Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks.
Before Such Who
Tragedy is like strong acid - it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.
Like Very Dissolves
Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.
I shall always be a priest of love.
California is a queer place in a way, it has turned its back on the world, and looks into the void Pacific. It is absolutely selfish, very empty, but not false, and at least, not full of false effort.
Absolutely Turned Void
The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.
Nature Flower Earth
Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep.
Deep Literature Snare
God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything.
Hate Like Young