To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Never accept a drink from a urologist.
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.