Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
The secret of realizing the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment of existence is: to live dangerously! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius!
Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us. `Nothing` is the worst thing that can happen to us!
What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
My mother said to me, `If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.` Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
Nothing but the feeling of mattering matters. That feeling is life.
Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It`s a palliative. The remedy is death.
The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with our life gives it the appearance of being infinite.
But thoughts, the slave of life, and life, time`s fool,
And time, that takes survey of all the world,
Must have a stop.
Finding one important thing in your life doesn`t mean you have togive up all the other important things.
Life doesn`t imitate art, it imitates bad television.
It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection.