We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
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.
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.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
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.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.