Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Life should be great rather than long.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
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.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
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.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.