Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
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.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
What goes up must come down.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
The way to know life is to love many things.