Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
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.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Any place I hang my head is home.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.