We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
History is the devil's scripture.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
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 like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.