Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
The less you know, the more you believe.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
Live simply so others may simply live.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.