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 first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
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.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
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 less you know, the more you believe.