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.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Diamonds are a girls best friend.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
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.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.