The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
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.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Any place I hang my head is home.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
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.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.