The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
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.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.