Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
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
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
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.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.