Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Pain don't hurt.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
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.