Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Iím not afraid of death, but Iím in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
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.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
My art and profession is to live.