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.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
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.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
I'm not sure I'm adult yet.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Diamonds are a girls best friend.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination ... and a little dough
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.