Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
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.
Live your life and forget your age.
To be a princess is to play at life. To be a queen is to be a serious player...The purpose of life as a woman is to ascend to the throne and rule with heart.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?