The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
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
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Life must be lived as play.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
We all owe death a life.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.