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
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
Life should be great rather than long.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
We all owe death a life.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
I am not young enough to know everything.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
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.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.