If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
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.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
My art and profession is to live.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
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.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
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.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.