The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
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.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
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.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
My art and profession is to live.