As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
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.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.