Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith, faith and freedom.
The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.
The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism; it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens.
One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
A friend who dies, it's something of you who dies.
Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
A memory is a beautiful thing, it's almost a desire that you miss.
Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough.
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him.
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
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