The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
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.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
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.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.