Let silence take you to the core of life.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
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.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Pain don't hurt.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
What goes up must come down.
Life should be great rather than long.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.