I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
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.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
My art and profession is to live.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.