One will not go wrong if one attributes extreme actions to vanity, average ones to habit, and petty ones to fear.
In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each of us responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel. It hurt when I lost each of the various men I fell in love with. Now, though, I am convinced that no one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.
One does not know - cannot know - the best that is in one.
From the Sun I learned this: when he goes down, overrich; he pours gold into the sea out of inexhaustible riches, so that even the poorest fisherman still rows with golden oars. For this I once saw and I did not tire of my tears as I watched it.
Is not life a hundred times too short to bore ourselves?
We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.
It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.
Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering.
Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard's rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment - a little makes the way of the best happiness.
When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.
What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.
Love is not consolation. It is light.
I don't know what will be used in the next world war, but the 4th will be fought with stones.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
Most of my life I have played a lot of famous people but most of them were dead so you have a poetic license.
Who said nights were for sleep?
So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.
Be like the fountain that overflows, not like the cistern that merely contains.
What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.
Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.
Whoever does not know how to find the way to his ideal lives more frivolously and impudently than the man without an ideal.
Guido clung to this thought like a drowning man clutching at a straw. He was rich and famous now, he told himself, and wasn't that what he'd always dreamed of?