True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
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.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
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.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
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.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
My art and profession is to live.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.