I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.
I think, at a child`s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
The purpose of life [...] is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn`t have the power to say yes.