Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.