We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
Its not the men in your life that matters, its the life in your men.
Where there is love there is life.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
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.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.