Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
To be a princess is to play at life. To be a queen is to be a serious player...The purpose of life as a woman is to ascend to the throne and rule with heart.
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.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
In the end, everything is a gag.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.