Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
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.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.