Old age is by nature rather talkative.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
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.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
We think too much and feel too little.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
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.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.