Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm, and live entirely surrounded by cows - and china.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.
I'm tired and nervous and I'm in America. Here you don't know that you live.
No, I'm a theatrical, live performer or a movie performer.
Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves.
I don't get to sleep when I'm in New York. Really. I'm living on adrenaline.
There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.
To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering. We can't live with it, and we can't live without it. You'll rarely find a happy ending in my work.
Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
Once people see this 'Unplugged,' I just want them to feel the spontaneity, to feel passionate... I want you to see another side of me, that's free, and feel where my head is, where whatever happens, happens. I want you to feel inspired.
Truth is the silliest thing under the sun. Try to get a living by the Truth and go to the Soup Societies. Heavens! Let any clergyman try to preach the Truth from its very stronghold, the pulpit, and they would ride him out of his church on his own pulpit bannister.
Our lives are not what we deserve; they are, let us agree, in many ways deficient.
What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough.
If one by one we counted people out For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with. For to be social is to be forgiving.
Fool! Don't you see now that I could have poisoned you a hundred times had I been able to live without you.
It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
We hardly ever realize that we can cut anything out of our lives, anytime, in the blink of an eye.
Love and work are the only two real things in our lives. They belong together, otherwise it is off. Work is in itself a form of love.
Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
Whenever a mind is simple and receives a divine wisdom, old things pass away, - means, teachers, texts, temples fall;it lives now, and absorbs past and future into the present hour.? All things are made sacred by relation to it,-one as much as another.?All things are disolved to ther center by thier cause.