In the end, everything is a gag.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
It takes a long time to grow young.
My art and profession is to live.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
I'm never going to be disabled. I'm sick of being so healthy.
Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.