Man has a choice and it's a choice that makes him a man.

East of Eden
Choose your love. Love your choice.
We never choose anything at all. Things happen. Or not.

The Elephant Vanishes
If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.

The Bell Jar
Guess, if you can, and choose, if you dare
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
To choose this or that is to affirm at the same time the value of what we choose, because we can never choose evil. We always choose the good, and nothing can be good for us without being good for all
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way
For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

The Road Not Taken, 1916


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."