You purchase pain with all that joy can give, and die of nothing but a rage to live.
We are not to give credit to the many, who say that none ought to be educated but the free; but rather to the philosophers, who say that the well-educated alone are free.
You say that you are my judge; I do not know if you are; but take good heed not to judge me ill, because you would put yourself in great peril.
You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
We actors always say how difficult and physically demanding a role was. But give me a break, it's only a movie.
No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies.
A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.
Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life.
We cannot create observers by saying 'observe,' but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.
You don't necessarily live for the moment; you live for hope-what you're going to get, what you're going to say, what you're going to think.
You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings.
My soul is not my own any more. I cannot live like I want to. I am going to give up films.
I don't know if you ever say to yourself that you want to be an actress. It eventually becomes a social function - you are an actress and you make a living out of it, but at the beginning it's more a matter of how to survive, or how to exist in a certain way.
Whoever happens to give birth to mischievous children lives always with unending grief in his spirit and heart.
I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.
We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.
I don't regret anything I ever do or say. I don't like to live my life being censored. I like to say what I feel, and I think people respect that because you're honest.
Those whose suffering is due to love are, as we say of certain invalids, their own physicians.
Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter kills and the spirit gives life.
I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.