Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
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.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
Certain signs precede certain events.