Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
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.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
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.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
Life's a journey, not a destination.