We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
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.
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.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
I am not young enough to know everything.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.