Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?