Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
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.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
Time is the best killer.
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.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
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.