Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
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.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.