Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
I'm never going to be disabled. I'm sick of being so healthy.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
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.
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.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.