Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
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.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.