Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
Time is the best killer.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
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.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.