A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
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.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.