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.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
Live simply so others may simply live.