Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
I am not young enough to know everything.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
My art and profession is to live.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.