Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
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.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
The way to know life is to love many things.
We all owe death a life.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
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.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
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.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.