Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
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.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
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.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.