A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
In the end, everything is a gag.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.