Quote by Alain de Botton
A virtuous, ordinary life, striving for wisdom but never far from folly, is achievement enough.
This quote suggests that a humble and morally upright life, punctuated by both wise and foolish choices, is sufficient as a personal achievement. It emphasizes the idea that one doesn't have to reach extraordinary heights or completely avoid mistakes to deem their life successful. The quote underscores the importance of living with integrity and continuing to seek knowledge, even in the midst of occasional missteps. Ultimately, it praises the value of a sincere and righteous existence as an accomplishment in itself.
I remember being at Greenblatt's on Sunset, and some guy just walked straight up to me, and he had some bling on and whatever, and said something about a party down in Malibu and asked if I would jump in his car and go to the party. All I could think was, 'Who are you? I don't know you, and I don't care about how good your car is.'