The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
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.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
Any place I hang my head is home.