Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
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.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
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.
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.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
Time is the best killer.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.