The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
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
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
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.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
Never, ever underestimate the power of 'Id Like that.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.