I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.
Meaning and reality were not hidden somewhere behind things, they were in them, in all of them.
When I was a kid, toe dancing and toe shoes had a meaning in our culture as a serious kind of art.
I think it's a part of us as human beings that we search outside of ourselves for meaning.
Awards are meaningless to me, and I have nothing but disdain for anyone who actively campaigns to get one.
In the Freudian age, parents say to their children, 'Don't be defensive,' meaning, 'You have no argument,' but I was born in the age of Rommel, when defense was considered an honorable thing.
I had seen so many injustices done in the court by well-meaning people. I had lost fourteen clients to gang violence in only seven years. I was angry at a system I thought had failed my clients, and I was part of it.
If you write great songs with meaning and emotion, they will last for ever because songs are the key to everything. Songs will outlast the artist and they will go on for ever if they are good.
All roads for me lead back to Mozart. In his tragically short life, he breathed new life, fire and meaning into every form of music that existed in his time.
American society will never completely understand the true meaning of equality.
It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life.
Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.
The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less.
The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning - in other words, of absurdity - the more energetically meaning is sought.
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