I guess we'd be living in a boring, perfect world if everybody wished everybody else well.
I am more of a New Yorker than ever and just actually, sometimes I fantasize about living somewhere else, where it's maybe not quite so crowded or stressful, blah, blah, blah and after September 11th, I guess I could just not imagine living anywhere else.
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
Live with passion!
The longer you live and the more you learn, the more clearly you will feel the difference between the few men who are truly great and the mere virtuosi.
I certainly wasn't able to get it when I was a kid growing up on the Lower East Side; it was very hard at that time for me to balance what I really believed was the right way to live with the violence I saw all around me - I saw too much of it among the people I knew.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
All those songs reflect all the people that live within me.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.
We will not learn to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
The most effective way to live is as a warrior. A warrior may worry and think before making any decision, but once he makes it, he goes his way, free from worries or thoughts; there will be a million other decisions still awaiting him. That's the warrior's way.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
Harpists spend 90 percent of their lives tuning their harps and 10 percent playing out of tune.
Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment.
I constantly experience failure in that my work is never as good as I want it to be. So I live with failure.
Once is a man's life, for one mortal moment, he must make a grab for immorality; if not, he has not lived.
People think actors have such glamorous lives, but the truth is actors go where nobody wants to go.
Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine, were taken away.
Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain?