Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
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
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
We all owe death a life.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
Live to the point of tears.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
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
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.