What goes up must come down.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
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.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
All of us are products of our childhood.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
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.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.