Life should be great rather than long.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
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.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
Never, ever underestimate the power of 'Id Like that.