I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.