At the end, the realization is that she had to get to a place in her life where she could drop her guard and make peace with the fact that whether she had a small amount of time, that she had to kind of live it completely through, instead of living by the rules.
As it was, I realized choosing the study of Chinese literature as my life's work was probably a mistake.
The attacks of which I have been the object have broken the spring of life in me... People don't realize what it feels like to be constantly insulted.
Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.
The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.
Some people wish above all to conform to the rules, I wish only to render what I can hear. There is no theory. You have only to listen. Pleasure is the law.
Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation.
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
I love having my hands in the dirt. It is never a science and always an art. There are no rules. And if it comes down to me versus that weed I'm trying to pull out of the ground that doesn't want to come out? I know I'll win.
There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect.
I was still interested in the youth rebellion but never-the-less I stopped being a victim. Stopped trying to attack the establishment realizing that it takes too much of your energy.
Appearance rules the world.
There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.
As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify.
Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.
I don't think I realized that the cost of fame is that it's open season on every moment of your life.
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
Conversely, I came to realize that being good at something is hardly a reason to avoid doing it.
For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations.
When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.
Before I had my child, I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits of my heart. It's extraordinary to have all those limits thrown out, to realize your love is inexhaustible.
Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.
Now that I near 80, I realize with wistful pleasure that on many occasions I was 10, 20, 40, even 50 years ahead of my time.
I often feel, and ever more deeply I realize, that fate and character are the same conception.