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.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
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.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
All of us are products of our childhood.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.