Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Any place I hang my head is home.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
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.