Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
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.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Live simply so others may simply live.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
Never, ever underestimate the power of 'Id Like that.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
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.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.