We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
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.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
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.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.