Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
Life should be great rather than long.
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.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
History is the devil's scripture.
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
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
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.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.