If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
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.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
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.
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.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
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 past is the best prophet of the future.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
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.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.