Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
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
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.