The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Time is the best killer.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
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.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Live to the point of tears.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.