Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
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.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
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
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
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.
Live simply so others may simply live.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.