Evil is unspectacular and always human And shares our bed and eats at our own table.
Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.
We are here on Earth to do good for others. What the others are here for, I do not know.
What all schoolchildren learn: those to whom evil is done do evil in return.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return.
He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.
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