The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
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.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
It takes a long time to grow young.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.