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.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
Live to the point of tears.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
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.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
I restore myself when I'm alone.
Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.