Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
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.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
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.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Live to the point of tears.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.