Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.