We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Its not the men in your life that matters, its the life in your men.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.