We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good.
Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
I work hard, and I do good, and I'm going to enjoy myself. I'm not going to let you restrict me.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
The best way out is always through.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.