The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Certain signs precede certain events.
All of us are products of our childhood.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.