Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Life should be great rather than long.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
The way to know life is to love many things.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
What goes up must come down.
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.