Life itself is a quotation.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.
Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb.
To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.
Reality is not always probable, or likely.
Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety.
I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left.
Art always opts for the individual, the concrete; art is not Platonic.
To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death; what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.
Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.
Reading is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual.
I have known uncertainty: a state unknown to the Greeks.
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