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.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
Sometimes - history needs a push.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
What goes up must come down.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
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.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.