I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.