"Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Rollo May on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Rollo May on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Rollo May on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Rollo May on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Rollo May on Helen Keller
"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing."
"Courage is not the absence of despair it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair."
"The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity."
"It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle."
"Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity."