All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
My art and profession is to live.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
Any place I hang my head is home.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.