I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
Each soul is potentially divine.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.