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.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
Any place I hang my head is home.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?