Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
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.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
In the end, everything is a gag.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
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.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.