The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
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.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
Life must be lived as play.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
My art and profession is to live.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
We all owe death a life.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
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.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.