All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
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.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
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.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
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.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
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.
Life must be lived as play.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
I am not young enough to know everything.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one
We all owe death a life.