I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
We all owe death a life.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
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.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
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.