The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one
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.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
My art and profession is to live.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.