No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
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.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
There's place and means for every man alive.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.