Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
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.
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.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.