Life will always remain a gamble, with prizes sometimes for the imprudent, and blanks so often to the wise.
Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
We make messes of our lives, but every now and then, we manage to do something that's exactly right. The challenge is figuring out which is which.
I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
In the midst of life, we are in death.
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
He who has not forgiven an enemy has never yet tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life.
I invent nothing, I rediscover.
It has always been difficult for Man to realize that his life is all an art. It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so. For that is always how he has more or less acted it.
But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. -
A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.
Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.
Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to "die before you die" --- and find that there is no death.
Educating all of our children must be one of our most urgent priorities. We all know that education, more than anything else, improves our chances of
building better lives.
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Life is not like water. Things in life don't necessarily flow over the shortest possible route.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” “Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.
Writing is a struggle against silence.
Life's like a novel with the end ripped out.
Accept life, take it as it is? Stupid. The means of doing otherwise? Far from our having to take it, it is life that possesses us and on occasion shuts our mouths.
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