One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
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.
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.
History has shown there are no invincible armies.
History is the devil's scripture.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
The future is the shape of things to come.
What goes up must come down.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
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
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.