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.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
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.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
My art and profession is to live.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
Any place I hang my head is home.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.