Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Live simply so others may simply live.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
The way to know life is to love many things.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.