I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
I always like to reveal the fact that the emperor has no clothes. And children are best at that. They teach us how to see the world in that sense. They are without artifice; they see it for what it is. I am drawn to that ruthless honesty.
I'll walk where my own nature would be leading: It vexes me to choose another guide.
I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.
Glance into the world just as though time were gone and everything crooked will become straight to you.
Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence, and nothing too much.
Much learning does not teach understanding.
Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.
The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!
I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing.
I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.
A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
When everyone around you is doing all this incredible pirate acting and you're having to sort of play the straight guy and move the story forward, you kind of want to be doing some of that pirate ripping it up stuff, but in truth, to be a part of that project is what I love.
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
The thing about Brando was that I'd make these directions, and he'd walk away. He'd heard enough... to get the machine going.
I created Punk for this day and age. Do you see Britney walking around wearing ties and singing punk? Hell no. That's what I do. I'm like a Sid Vicious for a new generation.
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.
Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.
I never go straight to the point if I can go the most difficult way. Why be simple when you can be complicated?
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
I think experience will teach you a combination of liberalism and conservatism. We have to be progressive and at the same time we have to retain values. We have to hold onto the past as we explore the future.
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.