We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
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.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.