No taste is so acquired as that for someone else's quality of mind.
The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.
There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say.
Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.
Youth is a period of missed opportunities.
The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and that no other task is of any consequence.
The only way for writers to meet is to share a quick peek over a common lamp-post.
Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control.
Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth.
The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.
The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.
We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving.
Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.
Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
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