Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
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
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
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.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
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
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
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.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.