Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
History is the devil's scripture.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
The less you know, the more you believe.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
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.
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.
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.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.