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.
All of us are products of our childhood.
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.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
I知 not afraid of death, but I知 in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
We all owe death a life.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.