Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
All of us are products of our childhood.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
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.
Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.