The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
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.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
All of us are products of our childhood.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.