In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
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.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
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.
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
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.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
Where there is love there is life.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
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.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.